Hundreds of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants had been rescued off Libya’s coast in two separate operations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday.

In one of the operations, “around 500 people disembarked at Azzawiya Refinery Point after being rescued/intercepted at sea on a wooden boat this morning,” the UNHCR tweeted.

In the other operation, the agency added, 56 people, including three children, were rescued after the engine on their rubber boat had broken at sea.