First group of migrants coming from Libya arrive in France

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 20 December 2017

First group of migrants coming from Libya arrive in France

France government has stepped up its support for stranded migrants in Libya, especially those who are the most vulnerable, as the first group of illegal immigrants who were in Libya touched down Tuesday in Paris coming from Niger.

France plans to take in 10,000 refugees by 2019, with 3,000 people coming from a resettlement program in Niger and Chad, according to the CNN.

Further flights from Niger are expected to land Tuesday and Wednesday in Paris, with additional arrivals set for January.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan in the aftermath of CNN releasing video footage that alleged that migrants were being sold into slavery in Libya.

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