IOM: Over 40.000 migrants voluntarily returned home from Libya since 2015

Nigerian migrants boarding a plane in Libya. (Photo: Archive – IOM)

 

After an operation for voluntary returns last week, the UN agency for migration International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that the total number of migrants that had voluntarily returned from Libya to their country of origin since 2015 had risen to 40,000.
 
Over 160 Nigerian migrants stuck in southern Libya returned to Nigeria voluntarily on February 21 on a charter flight offered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its program for Voluntary Humanitarian Returns (VHR).
 
The February operation brought the total number of voluntary repatriations from Libya to 40,000 since 2015, IOM has explained. 
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