Canada to take in over 700 illegal migrants from Libya detention centers

FILE PHOTO: Illegal African migrants sit in a bus before their voluntary return to their countries, in Tripoli, Libya, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo

Canada has announced it will take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said in a statement that Canada had already resettled more than 150 people, with another 600 anticipated to arrive in the next two years.
 
 
He added that Canada would also resettle 100 refugees from Niger, rescued from Libyan migrant detention centers, including victims of human smuggling.
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