The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has confirmed that the Libyan Coast Guard managed to rescue or return to shores around 3,170 migrants and refugees since the beginning of this year.
The UN organization indicated in its report that the total number of people disembarked in Libya amounted to 2,613 men, 264 women, and 293 children.
UNHCR in a statement on Sunday said, that most of the migrants and refugees were from African countries.
According to the report, 4,039 asylum seekers and migrants are currently housed in immigration centers in Libya, of which 858 of them are covered by the mandate of the Commission.
What remains a concern, is how people including women and children still embark on this dangerous journey despite border closures and covid19 restrictions in countries on the continent.
Mr. Mumuni Yakubu Nambe a Migration expert based in Ghana, gave shared his analysis on reasons behind migrants and the quest across the Mediterranean.