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12,544 migrants returned from Libya to their countries under IOM’s VHR in 2018

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya reported Monday total departures of stranded migrants this year under IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) program have reached 12,544 with 172 leaving last week.

“Since 1 January 2017, IOM has returned 31,915 under VHR, either via commercial airliners or charters. The top four countries of return are Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Guinea. Last week’s returnees went home to The Gambia, Bangladesh, Guinea and Cameroon,” IOM reported.

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