Migrants at Tripoli Commercial Port before being transferred to a detention center. Photo/Archive/EPA
Migrants at Tripoli Commercial Port before being transferred to a detention center. Photo/Archive/EPA

IOM, the International Organization for Migration, has stressed that migrants taken back to Libya are provided with medical assistance. The organization informed of its assistance via social media channels.


During one of the last landings of migrants who were intercepted by the Libyan coast guard, IOM published on Twitter a photo of its operators waiting for them in Tripoli in order to provide ''emergency assistance''. 

To mark World Health Day on April 7 the international organization published on its Facebook page a video in which it stressed that it provided ''medical assistance'' to migrants and displaced people ''across Libya''. It has offered ''consultations and medical services'' to 3,381 migrants and 471 women since the start of the year. 

''IOM has supported the creation of hospitals at four detention centers and three landing spots'', it also noted in the video, and has provided ''medical equipment to ensure that detained migrants have access to basic treatment''. 

''Emergency medical assistance is also provided to migrants taken back to Libya by Libyan coast guards'', the video said.

Operators 'proud' of their work

IOM operators in the video said they were proud to work in close contact with the World Health Organization as well as with key actors to reach the highest number of people in need of medical assistance. 
 

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