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First Group of Refugees Evacuated From Libya to Niger by UN


Share this:TweetMoreEmailTelegramPrintPocketTunis: A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday. The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy. About 43,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered by UN refugee agency UNHCR are now in Libya. “Today’s evacuation symbolises hope in finding safe solutions for vulnerable refugees in Libya,” Roberto Mignone, the UNHCR representative for Libya, said in a statement. European states have pledged tens of millions of euros to Libya, Niger and migrants’ countries of origin in an effort to stem the flows.


Source: Libya Today November 13, 2017 10:07 UTC


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