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IOM: Over 1,000 migrants intercepted and returned to Libya between 1-7 January

International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday that 1,067 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya in the period of 1-7 January 2023.

In 2022, according to IOM, 24,684 were intercepted and returned to Libya, 529 died, and 848 went missing on the Central Mediterranean route.

In 2021, 32,425 were intercepted and returned to Libya, 662 dies, and 891 went missing, IOM statistics say.

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