An inter-agency assessment to the south eastern Libyan town of
Al-Kufrah involving IOM, has found around 3,000 to 4,000
African migrants in a camp on the southern outskirts of
the town living under basic shelter and without access to running
As another few hundred migrants are evacuated by IOM today (15
July) from the Libyan port city of Misrata, work is on-going in the
south of the country to assist ever-growing numbers of migrants
desperate to return home.
More than 230 migrants and over 40 wounded people were evacuated by
IOM from the Libyan port of Misrata on Monday 11 July as on-going
conflict in the North African country continues to take its toll on
Hundreds of stranded Chadian migrants, majority of whom are women
and children have been airlifted out of the Southern Libyan town of
Sebha and flown back to the Chadian capital N'Djamena onboard IOM
Migrants fleeing Libya and suffering psychological stress will not
be able to fully recover without continuous care once they have
returned home or are resettled to another country, says IOM.
Thousands of stranded migrants, including large numbers of women
and children, are in desperate need of immediate food, water,
shelter and medical assistance after having spent many weeks living
in the open in the southern Libyan desert, an IOM assessment team
Another 222 migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa and 30 war
wounded evacuated by IOM from the Libyan port city of Misrata
arrived safely in Benghazi today, 14 June.
The on-going conflict and political stalemate in Libya has left
migrants in a situation of continued vulnerability, with large
groups stranded across the country.
An eighth IOM mission to Misrata to evacuate a remaining group of
stranded migrants began today Tuesday, 31 May.
A few hundred migrants are estimated to be still in need of
evacuation assistance from the city in addition to a group of
civilian war wounded.
IOM Boat Returns from Misrata After Mission to Evacuate Migrants and to Assess Humanitarian Needs in City Ends
An IOM-chartered boat due to arrive in the eastern Libyan city of
Benghazi on Monday afternoon has evacuated 726 migrants as well as
wounded civilians from Misrata.