Libya repatriates 27 Bangladeshis in cooperation with IOM

A group of Bangladeshi migrant workers seen standing on a line FILE PHOTO/DHAKA TRIBUNE

Twenty-seven Bangladeshi migrants, who travelled to Libya for work without valid documents, have been sent home.

A flight carrying them landed at the Dhaka airport on Wednesday, an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) official told the Dhaka Tribune.

It is unclear when the Libyan authorities had detained them.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 3 Operation Officer Aminul Islam said: “These Bangladeshis were sent to Libya by a fraud group.

They returned earlier this morning. We are interrogating them.
“Based on the information of these victims, we are conducting a drive.”

He said details regarding the matter will be disclosed to the media later.

The IOM’s Dhaka and Tripoli missions are supporting the humanitarian repatriation under Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes.

Under these programmes, the IOM has helped 95 Bangladeshi migrants return from Libya this year.

It also works on a reintegration plan with the returnees and monitors the progress of their reintegration ventures under the AVR and AVRR programmes.

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