Migrants group evacuates 850 more from Tripoli

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GENEVA: The International Organization for Migration says it has evacuated 850 more stranded foreign workers from the Libyan capital Tripoli aboard a chartered ferry.

The Geneva-based organization said Monday the foreigners include women and children and are headed to the eastern port city of Benghazi, from where they will be taken to Egypt and then to their home countries.

IOM said the migrants are from Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Jordan, Iraq and Ukraine.

An earlier IOM evacuation brought 263 stranded migrants out of Tripoli to escape the violence and widespread shortages of fuel, food, water and medical supplies.

The organization said hundreds more migrants, especially from sub-Saharan Africa, fear they cannot safely reach embassies or the port area.

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