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(Euronews) Libya: Eritrean migrants transferred to safer centers

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Saturday, 01 September 2018

Libya: Eritrean migrants transferred to safer centers

The 400 migrants left in the centers managed by the government of Tripoli, in the area of ​​Ain Zara, south-east of the capital after the clashes of recent days, have been transferred to "a safer place".

The local media reported that, citing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), they announced that the transfer took place "in coordination with other agencies and the Department for the fight against illegal migration.

The migrants, all of Eritrean nationality, about 200 men, 200 women and at least 20 children under the age of five, remained for three days without food and water.

According to the Health Ministry of Tripoli, since the clashes began last Monday, at least 27 people were killed and 91 injured, including several civilians.

In the night, the Ministry of the Interior of Tripoli announced a new ceasefire in the south of the capital.

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