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UN agency provides medical help for asylum-seekers fleeing detention in Libyan capital

Oct 10, 2021

Tripoli (Libya), October 10: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday provided medical assistance for a group of asylum-seekers after they escaped from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
"UNHCR and partners helped asylum seekers outside Community Day Center in Tripoli who were injured escaping from detention get medical help in hospital," UNHCR tweeted.
"We call for end to arrests of asylum seekers and urge respect of human rights for all," UNHCR said.
Thousands of asylum-seekers fled a detention center in Tripoli and headed to the Community Day Center of UNHCR, of which services were recently suspended due to the security situation.
Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African country a preferred point of departure for illegal immigrants who want to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores.
The rescued and arrested ones live in overcrowded reception centers across Libya, despite repeated international calls to close the centers.
Source: Xinhua