UNSMIL documents 28 civilian casualties in Libya last January

During January, UNSMIL documented 28 civilian casualties, including 16 deaths and 12 injuries in hostilities across Libya.

Victims included 5 children killed and 3 injured, 10 men killed and 9 injured, and one woman killed.

Despite harsh winter conditions, migrants continue to embark on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

In 2016, 18,904 migrants were rescued in Libyan territorial water. Whilst, so far in 2017, 808 migrants have been rescued in four different incidents off Tripoli, Az Zawiyah and Al Khums.

IOM is working to support rescued migrants through humanitarian assistance including non-food items and hygiene kit distribution, as well as health assistance.

In addition, in the month of January, 42 bodies were retrieved along the western coastal strip.

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