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UNHCR evacuates 159 refugees and asylum-seekers from Tripoli to Niamey, Niger

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – On 13 February, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuated 159 refugees and asylum-seekers from Tripoli to UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, Niger, UNHCR said in a report.

The group was hosted in Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli, having been transferred from different detention centres (Abu-Salim, Souq Alkhamis, Al-Sabaa, Qaser Ben-Ghashir, Tajoura and Zlitan), the report said.

The GDF currently hosts 152 persons who are due to be processed for further evacuations to Niger, according to UNHCR.

Since November 2017, UNHCR has evacuated 3,175 refugees and asylum-seekers out of Libya, including 2,491 to the ETM in Niger, 415 to Italy and 269 to Romania.

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