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IOM: More than 600,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Saturday that more than 600,000 illegal immigrants of 41 different nationalities are currently in Libya.

“In July and August 2018, IOM identified at least 669,176 migrants currently in Libya. Migrants were identified in 100 municipalities, within 554 communities and originated from more than 41 countries,” IOM said.

“The top 5 nationalities identified are from: Niger, Egypt, Chad, Sudan and Nigeria,” the Organization added.

A voluntary return program is carried out by the organization in Libya in cooperation with local authorities, aiming to arrange for the return of illegal migrants stranded in Libya to their countries of origin.

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