In cooperation with the IOM, Misrata Airport flies 91 Nigerien migrants to Niamey

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In cooperation with the IOM, Misrata Airport flies 91 Nigerien migrants to Niamey

November 04, 2021 - 14:38
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The Libyan authorities have evacuated a group of 91 illegal Nigerien immigrants to their country through the voluntary return program in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Hussein al-Turki, head of the illegal immigrants' department at Misrata Airport, said in a press statement staged to cover the deportation process that Misrata International Airport organized Wednesday a flight for illegal migrants to the capital Niamey, within the IOM voluntary return program.

The 91 migrants included six men, 25 women, and 60 children and infants, al-Turki explained.

On Tuesday, 162 Nigerian immigrants returned to their country under the same program via Tripoli's Mitiga airport.