A fourth IOM-chartered ship – the Red Star One
– is expected to leave Benghazi within the next hour to
evacuate stranded migrant workers and wounded civilians from
Libya's besieged third city of Misrata.
A third IOM-chartered ship transporting more than 1,000 migrant
evacuees from the besieged city of Misrata is expected to dock
later today in the Eastern city of Benghazi.
As IOM Rescue Operation for Migrants Stranded in Misrata Continue, Many Thousands More Migrants Need Urgent Help Elsewhere
A third IOM-chartered boat bringing more humanitarian aid into the
besieged city of Misrata is due to arrive in the port later today
with the aim of rescuing more stranded migrants.
As migrants rescued on an IOM-chartered boat from the besieged
Libyan city of Misrata are today taken by road from Benghazi to
Salum, efforts are underway to begin a third mission to evacuate
some of the many thousands of migrants still stranded in the city.
Close to 1,000 migrants stranded at the port in Misrata for weeks
on end have been rescued by IOM by boat amidst worsening conditions
as fighting in the city escalates.
A second IOM-chartered boat carrying several hundred tons of
humanitarian aid is to leave for the besieged Libyan port city of
Misrata today, 16 April. The boat will carry out another vital
operation to rescue stranded migrants camping out around the port
Concern Grows Over Thousands of Stranded Migrants in Misrata, IOM Rescue Boat Loaded with Humanitarian Aid En Route to City
IOM is deeply concerned at the fate of at least 6,000 migrants
stranded in the Libyan city of Misrata in an extremely poor state
with an IOM-chartered boat currently en route to the city's port
aiming to rescue as many as it can.
Nearly 1,200 migrants stranded in Misrata since the start of the
Libyan crisis two months ago have been evacuated on an
IOM-chartered boat from the port city and are now on their way to
An IOM-chartered ship with a capacity to carry 1,000 passengers has
left Brindisi in southern Italy to evacuate thousands of stranded
migrant workers from the Libyan port of Misrata.
Migrant workers fleeing Libya are opening up new escape routes,
presenting a growing challenge for IOM, which is having to
establish new reception facilities as international donor funds