71 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada: UN – Tripoli News

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“UNHCR resettled 71 refugees, including 37 children, from Libya to Canada supported by IOM (the International Organization for Migration),” the UNHCR tweeted on Sunday.

“The group included families from Syria, Sudan, Palestine and Somalia,” it added.

There are at present 41,404 refugees and asylum-seekers registered in Libya on the UNHCR, Xinhua information company reported.

Libya has been struggling insecurity and chaos because the fall of the late chief Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African nation a most popular level of departure for unlawful immigrants who need to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores.

So far in 2021, a complete of 29,427 unlawful immigrants have been rescued, whereas 490 died and 736 went lacking off the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route, in accordance to the IOM.

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