Ghanaians deported after failed moves to Europe

Ghanaians deported from Libya

Ghanaians deported from Libya

from RUSSEL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA, (CAJ News) – LIBYA has deported more than 100 Ghanaians arrested for attempting to illegally cross to Europe via the North African country.

The 138 Ghanaians, including three women, are among many living in irregular situations in Libya, often in difficult conditions.

Many of the deportees had spent months and even years in detention centres with inadequate access to clean water, food, toilets and basic health services.

Officials from the International Office of Migration (IOM), which is a United Nations agency, government and airport authorities have received the migrants at the Kotoka International Airport in the capital Accra.

Anita Wadud, IOM spokesperson, said while most returnees were happy to be back home, they were concerned about returning to their families empty-handed.

“They are nonetheless appreciative of the fact that they will receive in-kind reintegration support.”

IOM will also strive to provide continuous psychosocial support to vulnerable migrants and, where necessary any additional support to address their special needs.

This year, IOM Libya has assisted more than 5 000 stranded migrants including women return to their countries of origin.

Smugglers have been blamed for the deaths of thousands of people desperate to reach Europe though Libya.

This year, IOM has recorded 2 300 migrant deaths.

– CAJ News




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