"The practice of automatically taking people from the water to detention is unacceptable. IOM unequivocally does not agree with holding migrants in detention, especially women and children. No one should have their freedom and dignity taken from them. We constantly advocate with the Government of Libya for the closure of these centres and have been successful in helping some children and victims of trafficking be released to safe accommodation. Alternatives to detention like safe spaces and open centres must be established and those, who perpetrate abuse against migrants in detention, must be held accountable." - Othman Belbesi, IOM Libya Chief of Mission.