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The Libyan Coast Guard brought 98 asylum seekers and migrants by boat to the port of Tripoli on Thursday after they were picked up at sea, according to the UN Refugee Agency. A total of 108 others were brought ashore a day earlier after being found in boats in waters off the Libyan coast. On its Twitter account the UNHCR described the migrants as having been ‘returned’ to Libya. ‘Libya continues to be unsafe for asylum seekers and migrants,’ it wrote. The UN Refugee Agency and partner International Red Cross are providing medical assistance and humanitarian aid to the arrivals, who were seen disembarking in Tripoli and receiving bottled water and other help.