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Libya: Activities at Disembarkation, Monthly Update - November 2017


Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. As of 30 November 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,201 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. 1,214 individuals were rescued/intercepted in November, 615 in October and 1,780 in September. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 433 bodies of people who perished while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services, rescue kits and rehabilitation of WASH facilities at six disembarkation points, in Azzawya, Tripoli (3), Tajoura (Al Hamidiyah) and Alkhums.