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Libya: Hundreds of migrants relocated amid ongoing clashes in Tripoli02:03

Libya: Hundreds of migrants relocated amid ongoing clashes in Tripoli

Libya, Tripoli
April 27, 2019 at 22:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN has relocated hundreds of migrants from one detention centre to another in Western Tripoli amid ongoing clashes between the UN-backed Government of the National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA), footage showed on Saturday.

According to the United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), a total number of 675 refugees have been relocated from Qasr Ben Ghasheer detention centre to Azzawia detention facility over concerns for their safety in the ongoing conflict.

The relocation came after a group of armed forces allegedly attacked the migrants, many from Somalia and Eretria, during their prayers demanding their valuables on April 23.

According to UNHCR and Amnesty International, 12 migrants were injured in the raid and required medical attention.

Libya: Hundreds of migrants relocated amid ongoing clashes in Tripoli02:03
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The UN has relocated hundreds of migrants from one detention centre to another in Western Tripoli amid ongoing clashes between the UN-backed Government of the National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA), footage showed on Saturday.

According to the United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), a total number of 675 refugees have been relocated from Qasr Ben Ghasheer detention centre to Azzawia detention facility over concerns for their safety in the ongoing conflict.

The relocation came after a group of armed forces allegedly attacked the migrants, many from Somalia and Eretria, during their prayers demanding their valuables on April 23.

According to UNHCR and Amnesty International, 12 migrants were injured in the raid and required medical attention.

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