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Close-up of horrific situation in Zintan migrant camps

InfoMigrants Organization published on Monday shocking photographs of migrants at Libya’s Zintan migrant camps.

The photos showed people suffering from malnutrition and overall declining health conditions.

Non-governmental organizations have reiterated their warnings about acute malnutrition fears in migrant shelters in Libya, while diseases such as tuberculosis are rampant among migrants.

Thousands of migrants are being held in Libyan detention centers, and the death toll is climbing, according to testimonials. In Zintan, an official detention center attached to the Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) and located south of Tripoli, the living conditions are described as “nothing short of horrific,” and people are allegedly starving to death there.

A UN report last Thursday denounced the ill-treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, including rape and torture by smugglers, traffickers, and armed groups.

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, said evidence of systematic rape and torture of men, women and children in detention centers were the most harrowing accounts of human rights violations he has ever heard, according to the report.

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