91 illegal immigrants voluntarily repatriated from Misurata

Illegal immigrants are seen at Misurata International Airport in Misurata, on Nov. 3, 2021. [Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua]
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.

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