The UN Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that 1,350 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to third countries in 2019.
A total of “1,350 refugees left Libya to safe third countries through evacuation or resettlement program in 2019,” the UNHCR tweeted.
The impact of solutions: 1,350 refugees left Libya to safe third countries through evacuation or resettlement programmed in 2019. Yesterday, 31 refugees left for resettlement with hopes to start a new chapter of their lives. We wish them all the best. pic.twitter.com/60utDARHuY
— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) August 25, 2019
Because of the insecurity and chaos, Libya is a preferred point of departure for illegal immigrants wanting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, many of whom drown on the way.
The UNHCR has said Libya is not a safe port for disembarkation for migrants given the worsening security conditions in the North African country.