Tripoli: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday that 11 bodies of migrants washed ashore off the Libyan coast over the past week.
“In the period of 28th September to 5th October, the bodies of 11 migrants washed up on shore and no survivors returned to Libya,” the IOM said.
The IOM said that 9,448 illegal migrants, including women and children, have been rescued and returned to Libya so far in 2020.
The Organization also said that 196 migrants died and 275 others went missing on the Central Mediterranean route so far this year.
Libya has become a preferred departure point for illegal immigrants who attempt to cross the Mediterranean towards European shores.