Preview: “Healthwise, it was a disaster” – MSF team finds catastrophic medical situation in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan detention centres

“Healthwise, it was a disaster” – MSF team finds catastrophic medical situation in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan detention centres

MSF staff who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya found a catastrophic medical situation amongst the people detained there. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent with reports, later confirmed by UN agencies, that at least 22 people have died there from suspected tuberculosis and other diseases since September 2018.

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