Libya Crimes Watch (LCW) has called on authorities in Libya to assume their responsibilities towards rescuing migrants along migration routes and at sea.

"Within ten days, the Libyan Red Crescent recovered 40 bodies of migrants who drowned off the shores of Sabratha”, the LCW said on its official Facebook page.

The organization urged cooperation and coordination with non-governmental organizations working to rescue migrants at sea to stop these horrific accidents and the heavy loss of life, calling for the preparation of effective mechanisms to search for missing persons and identify unidentified bodies.