First entry: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 23:38
A group of 138 migrants trying to reach Europe by sea were intercepted today off the west coast of Libya and taken to the naval base in the capital, Tripoli.
The people who wanted to leave their country were stopped by the Libyan Coast Guard while they were on an inflatable boat, 90 km from the capital, it became known to the French Agency from the Libyan navy.
More than half come from Sudan, the rest from various sub-Saharan African countries, according to the same source.
Nine women and three children are included in the group, according to a French Agency journalist who was at the scene.
On Monday, the International Organization for Migration announced that it had stopped almost 1,000 migrants trying to cross the same route within 48 hours.
Libya is an important route for thousands of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, trying to reach Europe by sea.
UN agencies and non-governmental organizations are denouncing the return of these migrants stranded in Libya and the deplorable conditions in detention centers.
Human trafficking networks have taken advantage of these ten years of climate instability in this country, which is located about 300 km off the Italian coast.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 23:40