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Libya deports 124 migrants to Niger

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Libya has deported 124 migrants on Wednesday back to Niger, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The UNHCR said that “We wish them a better year ahead and we will endeavour to help the most vulnerable refugees to safety out of Libya in the coming months”.

A huge number of illegal migrants, who are mainly Africans, cross the Mediterranean from Libya going to Europe as a result of the chaos in the North African nation since 2011.

There are about 4,200 people held in detention centers in Libya for now, the UNHCR said.

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