IOM, Friday, 12-06-2009
“The IOM office in Libya has entered into a key partnership with three leading Libyan non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide much-needed humanitarian assistance to undocumented migrants who are currently detained for immigration law violations. This partnership with the World Islamic Call Society (WICS), the International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR) and Al-Wafa, has allowed IOM to provide [aid]. [***] [***] since the start of joint Italian-Libyan patrols in the Mediterranean in May this year, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of irregular migrants arriving on the Italian island of Lampedusa, with centres on the island now completely empty of migrants. [***]”
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