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75 Migrants Left Stranded On Tuna Pen Disembark In Malta

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A group of 75 migrants that were found stranded on a tuna pen have disembarked in Malta, after being rescued by the country’s Armed Forces and the Italian Coastguard.

The Libyan Coastguard also supported the operation.

Last Friday, 216 migrants were rescued within the Maltese Search and Rescue zone.

At the time, the AFM said that migrants departing from Libya, Tunisia and Algeria were taking advantage of good weather.

The on-going conflict in Libya also means that the country may no longer be considered a safe disembarkation zone, as recommended by the United Nations’ Refugee Agency.

The conflict erupted in the country after the Libyan National Army (LNA), a proxy government led by General Khalifa Haftar, launched a military offensive against the UN-backed government in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord (GNA).

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