UNHCR registers over 56.700 asylum seekers and refugees in Libya

The UNHCR also documented the return of 250.000 Libyan IDPs to their cities since the start of 2017. [Photo: the United Nations]
UNHCR said Tuesday that as of 28 January 2019, a total of 56,756 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with the UN refugee agency in Libya.

“A total of 3,906 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.” UNHCR added in a report issued on Tuesday.

It also added that since the start of the evacuation operation from Libya in late 2017, a total of 2,879 persons (including unaccompanied children) have been evacuated to Niger (2,202), Italy (415) and the ETC Romania (262).

“There are 176 evacuated unaccompanied children remaining in Niger.” UNHCR explained.

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