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Libya to close 4 immigrant shelters

Systematic abuse cases reported from Libyan immigrants’ shelter centers. Photo: Libyan Express

Libya’s Illegal Immigration Agency on Thursday says four shelters in western Libya, will be closed permanently, without giving a specific reason.

The chief of the agency, Brig.-Gen Mohamed Beshr said the decision, which came days after his meeting with Francesco Masini, envoy of the Dutch Foreign Minister, was in the interest of the public.

Libyan immigrant reception centers have housed thousands of migrants, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean on boats while attempting to cross to European shores.

Sheltering illegal immigrants in Libya has been suffering major problems, particularly in equipment and infrastructure.

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