The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced the rescue and return of 633 migrants off the coast of Libya from November 27 to December 3, 2022.

The IOM indicated on its Facebook page that 21,457 migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya, including 1,089 women and 678 children, since the beginning of 2022.

The organization stated that 517 illegal migrants have died and 830 others have gone missing off the Libyan coast on the central Mediterranean route so far this year.