Panafrican News Agency

IOM repatriates 110 Sudanese migrants from Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has repatriated 110 Sudanese migrants voluntarily via a humanitarian support programme to their country, the UN agency said on Sunday in a communiqué.

Among the repatriated are 13 migrants with health conditions that require medical assistance from the IOM, according to the communiqué issued on its Facebook page.

It noted that more than 500 migrants have left Libya since the programme for voluntary humanitarian return established by the organisation resumed three weeks ago.

The organisation also said it received support from the European Union fiduciary fund and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) which contributed to the repatriation of the migrants.   

In the first quarter this year, the IOM’s voluntary return programme helped 1,466 stranded migrants return to their countries from Libya, said the communiqué.

It added that about 9,800 migrants returned to 34 countries of origin in Africa and Asia last year, thanks to the same programme.

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