Libya/April 15, 2019/Abdulkader Assad /No Comment/127 views /Libya 160 illegal immigrants repatriated from Libya by IOMshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Migrants from Niger wait before they are deported by Libyan authorities, in Misrata, Libya, February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ayman al-Sahili The International Organization for Migration has repatriated 160 African migrants who have been living under dire conditions in Libya amid the chaos reigning in the country. The U.N. migration agency says it returned the stranded migrants to their home countries despite what it calls the extraordinarily difficult conditions on the ground. The situation in and around Tripoli has become increasingly violent and unstable since a renegade general began an offensive April 4 to capture the Libyan capital. ALSO READ UN and the West cherish a warlord in LibyaEven with thie turbulent backdrop, IOM organized a charter flight this week to Mali carrying 160 migrants. Most will remain in Mali, but 61 migrants from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso will continue onward to their homes of origin. IOM spokesman, Joel Millman, said his agency has had to work around the difficulties posed by increased airport security this week. Security has been tightened since the airport was hit by an airstrike. Millman said IOM’s chartered plane has had to adjust to the new limited hours of operation. “Amid the ongoing clashes, IOM staff in Libya coordinated very closely with Libyan authorities to ensure the safe arrival of all migrants coming from different detention centers and different urban areas in Tripoli to Mitiga airport. The airport was briefly affected by the armed conflict this week, but later resumed activity – as I said, only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. every day,” Millman said. ALSO READ Haftar declares war on Tripoli, tells forces to enter the city peacefully or forcefullySo far this year, the IOM has repatriated 3,175 migrants from detention centers and urban centers. Millman told VOA he does not know how the conflict will affect future returns. “Of course, any insecurity that arises from violence or weather or anything else will upset that well-oiled machine. But I guess, to reiterate what I said at the beginning, the fact that we did it now in this climate indicates we intend to do it whenever we can,” he said. ALSO READ LIBYA: Nigerians, Ghanaians Top List Of Libya TraffickersMillman said the IOM helps the migrants reintegrate in their communities upon their return. Upon arrival, he said they receive immediate assistance and medical screenings. He noted that IOM tailors its reintegration support to the specific needs of returnees. He added that the aim is to help them earn a living and become economically self-sufficient within their communities of origin. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Libya share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleDon Jazzt Reacts To Having A Child Out of Wedlocknext articleLibya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in TripoliRelated Posts463 shares Libya/April 18, 2019 /No Comment Libyan Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrant of Haftar459 shares Libya/April 18, 2019 /No Comment 205 killed, 25.000 dispalced so far in Tripoli WarUN envoy to Libya condemns indiscriminate shelling on Tripoli residential areasTunisia detains French and European armed experts trying to cross border from LibyaUK drafts resolution at UN Security Council for immediate ceasefire in TripoliGermany calls for end of Tripoli offensiveAl-Sirraj to Sky News: Over 800.000 migrants could cross from Libya to Europe because of warHealth Ministry: 76 killed and 475 injured in Haftar’s war on Tripoli so farUN delegate to Libya: Haftar seems to be running a coup not counterterrorism fighting in TripoliLibya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in Tripoli Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.