War creates new uncertainty for migrants in Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – After three days at sea trying to reach Europe, Demba Dembele was intercepted by Libya’s EU-backed coastguard and returned to Tripoli – where, like dozens of other migrants, he got in a taxi and set off into the city. Migrants pose for a photograph on the street, after being rescued by the Libyan coast guard, in Misrata, Libya October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ayman Al-SahiliFor years, migrants sent back to Libya have been routinely transferred to government-affiliated detention centres notorious for squalid conditions and abuse. Now, with several centres closing,…

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