Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

The government appointed by the Libyan House of Representatives announced today the deportation of a group of irregular migrants from the Brak Al-Shati region to Niger, using land routes for this purpose.

These migrants were arrested inside hideouts used for human trafficking, as the head of the Anti-Illegal Immigration Service in the Southern Region, Major General Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari, explained that these deportations come as part of ongoing efforts to return migrants to their countries in a manner consistent with Libyan laws.

This step is considered part of a broader policy followed by the Libyan government to address issues of irregular migration in the country. Earlier this year, 26 Egyptian immigrants were deported through the Amsaed land port, while the agency’s branch in Benghazi announced the arrest of 1,507 immigrants during the month of January alone.

It is estimated that there are more than 600,000 immigrants in Libya belonging to more than 44 nationalities who are currently in Libya, but the International Organization for Migration raises the number of illegal immigrants in Libya to 704,369 people, including 79% men, 11% women, and 10% children.

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