Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
LIBYA 2018 © Sara Creta/MSF
On September 2nd, 276 people were brought by the Libyan coast guard to Khoms (120 km east of Tripoli) - among them 181 men, 42 women and 24 children including 2 babies less than 12 months old. They were then transferred to detention center where MSF works. Reportedly, they were in two rubber boats, one stopped due to engine failure, while the other boat continued to navigate for several hours before deflating and sinking. Survivors told MSF teams that over a hundred people died in the shipwreck.