Posts Tagged ‘IOM’

IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

  • 19 July 2018 - 19:59
IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

The number of migrants in Libya’s overcrowded detention centres has almost doubled over the past three months, according to the UN’s migration agency. Amid a crackdown on Mediterranean crossings by the Italy and EU-backed Libyan coastguard, the number of people being held has swollen from...

IOM repatriates 150 Somali immigrants from Libya

  • 3 June 2018 - 16:08
IOM repatriates 150 Somali immigrants from Libya

The International Organization for Migration says it has repatriated 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya this past week. Most had been held in government-run detention centers for months under abysmal conditions. The returning Somali migrants account for only a fraction of the hundreds of...

21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  • 6 March 2018 - 16:11
21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  21 illegal migrants were missing and probably drowned after a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.   The 21 people missing were all among the 51 on the wooden...

IOM identifies over 700.000 immigrants in Libya in February 2018

  • 21 February 2018 - 13:06
IOM identifies over 700.000 immigrants in Libya in February 2018

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 Municipal Councils and 551 branch municipalities and originating from up to 40 countries. In addition to those identified in urban...

Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

  • 16 January 2018 - 13:12
Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

The staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Rania Kharma who was kidnapped days ago in southern Libya was freed by Sabha police department on Tuesday. According to local sources from Sabha, the police department and personnel coordinated with the elders of Sabha and talked...

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

  • 14 January 2018 - 11:29
560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants arrived in Port Harcourt on Saturday, bringing to 1,590, the number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya since January 7. More than 6,000 illegal immigrants from Nigeria were deported from Libya in 2017. The returnees, who were repatriated as part of the...

Libya and IOM send 142 Guinean illegal immigrants back home

  • 28 December 2017 - 14:57
Libya and IOM send 142 Guinean illegal immigrants back home

142 illegal migrants were deported on board a flight back to Guinea on Wednesday with the assistance of the UN International Organisation for Migration, officials reported. The repatriation comes as Libya steps up efforts to send back illegal immigrants to their countries of origin to ease...

262 Nigerians return home from Libya

  • 27 July 2017 - 17:17
262 Nigerians return home from Libya

Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines...

1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

  • 4 June 2017 - 11:26
1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

1296 Nigerians were repatriated from Libya between January and May this year. According to the figures released, yesterday, by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) during a stakeholders round table on irregular migration and human trafficking in Lagos, more Nigerians are stranded...

Ivory Coast deports over 150 nationals from Libya in line with IOM migrants repatriation programme

  • 23 March 2017 - 11:37
Ivory Coast deports over 150 nationals from Libya in line with IOM migrants repatriation programme

Ivory Coast repatriated on Tuesday more than 150 of its nationals who were stranded in Libya, after attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. “This is a humanitarian evacuation of 151 Ivorians detained until then in detention centers in Libya,” a cabinet director at the Ivorian...