91 illegal immigrants voluntarily repatriated from Misurata
A group of 91 illegal immigrants, mostly children, on Wednesday were voluntarily repatriated from Libya to their home country Niger.
“Based on instructions from the Interior Minister regarding resumption of voluntary repatriation flights for illegal immigrants, a flight deported from Misurata International Airport to Niger’s Niamey airport through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)”.
“The flight carried 91 illegal immigrants, including six men, 25 women, and 60 children and infants,” he added.
The Voluntary Humanitarian Return program, run by the IOM, arranges the return of illegal immigrants stranded in Libya to their homeland.
Since 2015, more than 53,000 illegal immigrants have been repatriated from Libya through the program, which is carried out under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration and through the Italian foreign ministry’s Migration Fund.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- US ambassador calls for more transparency on Libya’s oil revenues - May 14, 2022
- PM Bashagha presents US$21 billion budget - May 08, 2022
- OIC to discuss Israel’s attacks on worshippers at Al-Aqsa - May 06, 2022