A total of 14,945 rescued off Libyan seas: IOM Libya
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 5 November 2016:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya reports that there have been 922 migrants rescued and 75 bodies retrieved off the Libyan coast between 21 October and 3 November this year.
The report on maritime incidents off the Libyan coast says that a total of 14,945 have been rescued in the Mediterranean in 2016.
It also says that that as of 2 November 159,496 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean routes. There were also a total of 3,743 deaths recorded in the Central Mediterranean route in 2016.
The report indicates that most of these maritime activities either originated from or took place off the 118 km stretch of coastline between the capital Tripoli and the western city of Zuwara.