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IOM: Libya repatriated 118 migrants to Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday that it had repatriated 118 illegal immigrants from Libya to their home country Nigeria.

“A medical escort was on board the flight and all migrants were tested for COVID-19 prior to departure.” IOM said.

IOM estimated that 4129 illegal immigrants, who tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea, have been rescued and returned to Libya so far this year.

IOM indicated that in 2020, 11.891 illegal immigrants were rescued and returned to Libya while 381 migrants died and 597 others went missing on the Central Mediterranean route.

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