UNHCR: 811 Refugees to Be Deported from Libya


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced the evacuation of 811 people from Libya, including 321 through resettlement. There are 44,725 refugees and asylum seekers currently registered with the UNHCR in Libya, including 329 detainees.

The group to be deported includes men, women, and children from Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Most lived in urban areas in Tripoli and many were previously held in shelters across the country.

Last week, the Rwandan Ministry of Emergency Management announced in a statement the departure of 130 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda.

The immigrants were taken to a designated transit hotel after arriving in Rwanda. They were submitted for COVID-19 tests before joining others in the Gashora Emergency Transit Centre.