Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, October 2017
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Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals. As of 31 October 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 12,987 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. 615 individuals were rescued/intercepted in October, 1,780 in September and 1,741 in August. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 405 bodies of people who perished while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services, rescue kits and rehabilitation of WASH facilities at six disembarkation points, in Azzawya, Tripoli (3), Tajoura (Al Hamidiyah) and Alkhums.
Emergency Shelter and NFI
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