IOM assures safe return of migrants following clashes at Mitiga Airport

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement on Wednesday that it managed to assure safe return for 124 Somali migrants wishing to return home to their country following clashes at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport which erupted late last night.

IOM said that their team was working to finalize procedures for when clashes erupted. The organization said it coordinated closely with IOM Somalia and the Libyan authorities to ensure the safety of all migrants, who finally managed to return home this morning.

IOM concluded its statement by quoting Somali Ambassador to Libya, Ali Said Faqi, as saying “The voluntary return of migrants is a difficult process particularly in Libya due to the security challenges. The Somali government is grateful to the unwavering support it has received from IOM and UNHCR Libya and for making this trip possible.”


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