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Libya sends nearly 250 migrants back to Niger, Chad

29 November 2023
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2023-11-29 16:18

Libyan authorities deported 248 undocumented migrants to their home countries Niger and Chad in a joint effort by rival administrations in the war-torn country.

The North African country has become a hub for tens of thousands of migrants seeking to reach Europe by sea every year, often falling into the hands of trafficking gangs that extort them for money. 

According to IOM figures, more than 700,000 migrants -- mostly from Niger and Egypt -- were present on Libyan territory between May and June of this year.

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