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    IOM Sets Up Medical Clinics on Libya's Coast to Treat Migrants Rescued at Sea

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    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) established three fully equipped medical clinics in Libya's main disembarkation points for migrants rescued at sea, according to official statement.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) set up three medical clinics in Libya's main disembarkation points for migrants rescued at sea, the organization said in a statement Friday.

    "IOM Libya, in coordination with the Libyan Coast Guard and Libyan Port Security, has established three fully equipped medical clinics at the country’s main migrant disembarkation points in Tripoli, Garaboli and Zliten," the IOM statement reads.

    According to IOM, the medical institutions, funded by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), will treat rescued migrants, including women and children, who need immediate medical help.

    Libya has been in a state of civil was since 2011 as the country’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. The conflict drove thousands of Libyans to venture into sea on ramshackle boats to escape to Europe.

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