Tuesday, 7 February 2017

1000 African migrants rescued by Libyan coastguards

1000 African migrants rescued by Libyan coastguards
1000 African migrants rescued by Libyan coastguards: Last Thursday, The Libyan coastguards intercepted 4 dinghies, on board of which, there were 431 illegal migrants off Sabratha shores.
Ayoub Qasim, Libyan Navy spokesperson, said the Libyan coastguards rescued more than 1200 illegal immigrants off Sabratha shores in a week.

 According to Ayoub Qasim, the migrants were mostly from African countries, including Nigeria and there were many women and children among them.

  “They also intercepted 700 migrants on January 27 aboard three boats in the same area, while they rescued 150 today in western Tripoli.” Qasim added on Sunday. 1000 African migrants so far have been rescued by Libyan coastguards

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