A separate group of 21 people, mostly families, women and children, were already evacuated and disembarked in Malta several days ago. It is unacceptable to leave people at sea longer than necessary, especially under difficult and unsuitable conditions,” the organisations said. “We remind States of their obligations under international law to immediately assist people in distress. “Public health measures such as mandatory, time-limited quarantines, medical screening and physical distancing must be applied without discrimination and within the specified national health protocol. “UNHCR and IOM unequivocally reiterate that no one rescued at sea should be returned to Libya.
Source: Libya Today May 21, 2020 13:26 UTC