145 Bangladeshis returned from Libya

December 06, 2023
The government has repatriated 398 illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Libya in the past nine days, with the latest 145 arriving in Libya today. 145 Bangladeshi nationals entered Bangladesh on a chartered Burak Air flight that landed at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a press release. According to a press release, the irregular migrants are being held in detention centers in the North African country and their repatriation was made possible thanks to the efforts of the Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli and support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). On November 28, a group of 143 Bangladeshis were repatriated on a Burak Air charter flight, and on November 30, a group of 110 Bangladeshis were repatriated in a similar manner, the statement added. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM Bangladesh welcomed 145 Bangladeshis at the airport upon their arrival today. IOM also provided migrants with ``pocket money'' of Tk 6,500 per person and food items. The press release said that as efforts progress, more Bangladeshi migrants will be deported from Libya.

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