The Illegal Immigration Agency (IIA) has spent more than 87 million dollars to provide food, drink and health care to illegal immigrants in Libya within the various shelters nationwide.

According to a report prepared by the IIA and published by the New Arab online newspaper, most of this amount is now an accumulated debt to private catering services companies as a result of no government budget being allocated to the IIA to spend on the inmates in these shelters.

The newspaper quoted the media spokesperson of the IIA as saying that 30,000 immigrants entered the shelters last year, of which 17 thousand were repatriated in cooperation with the international migration organization.