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The International Organ for Migration has deplored the deaths of over 20 migrants in the Libyan desert. The UN migration agency has, therefore, called for more protection of migrants along the Chad–Libya border.

According to UN News, on 28 June, 18 corpses of people believed to be Chadians and two Libyans were said to be recovered near the border of both countries.

They were said to have died of dehydration.

More than 2,000 migrant deaths have been documented since 2014 in the Sahara Desert, according to IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.

The Chad–Libya border has reportedly seen an increase in cases of migrants being abandoned by traffickers or transporters getting lost since the intensification of gold mining in Chad.

IOM is reiterating its call to “protect migrants and their rights.”

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