UN to repatriate one hundred and eighty Nigerians from Libya on Monday

Written by on January 4, 2018

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) would on Monday the eight January, repatriates one hundred and eighty Nigerians stranded in Libya back to the country.

The UN migration agency said the repatriation is under its ongoing Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme, which aimed at assisting voluntary returnees stranded in Libya to their homelands.

IOM’s Libya mission said the flight will bring to close to twenty thousand, the number of migrants the agency has escorted home from Libya since the beginning of 2017.

Talks at the November AU-EU Summit in Abidjan focused on the situation in Libya, in the wake of shocking reports about migrant abuse and overcrowded conditions across multiple detention centres in Libya.

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