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UN Increases Evacuation Rate Of Migrants From Libya


The UN migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year. The acceleration of returns is an attempt to ease severe overcrowding in detention centres, where numbers swelled after boat departures for Italy from the smuggling hub of Sabratha were largely ...

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Libyan Detention Camps houses 2,778 Nigerians

Detention camps

The Federal Government says it has a record of 2,778 Nigerian migrants registered in “accessible” detention camps in Libya, ready for repatriation. The ministry stated that those registered were issued Emergency Travel Certificates. The ministry also explained that the embassy in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) repatriates 250 migrants weekly and had returned 3,000 of them so ...

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Amnesty International Calls On Nigeria To Halt Lagos Demolitions

Amnesty International

Amnesty International has frowned at the recent demolition carried out by the Lagos state Government, after 30,000 people had been rendered homeless, a recent report in today.ng confirms. Amnesty International called on Nigeria to shelve plans to demolish more illegal settlements in the megacity Lagos as several hundreds of thousands of people could be made homeless, it said on Friday. ...

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