Libya to close migrant centres after criticism from UN

2019-08-03 19:46
Rescuers transfer migrants rescued by an oil rig supply ship to the Aquarius vessel of SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast. (Darko Bandic, AP, file)

Rescuers transfer migrants rescued by an oil rig supply ship to the Aquarius vessel of SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast. (Darko Bandic, AP, file)

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Libya is to close three migrant and refugee detention centres after criticism from the UN over squalid conditions and inadequate food supplies.

Two of the centres are in the coastal cities of Misrata and Khoms.

The third is in Tajura, a suburb of the capital Tripoli.

Forces loyal to the warlord Khalifa Haftar hit that facility in an air strike a month ago, killing at least 52 people.

Al Jazeera's Raheela Mahomed reports.

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