Spokeswoman for the Gambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that, during the past few days, West African countries have returned 87 Gambian immigrants from Libya within the framework of the voluntary return program.

Gambia returned 40 citizens from Tunisia who were stuck in the south of the Sahara on the border with Libya, in tragic conditions, Gambian government spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse, confirming the return of another group of the immigrants who were stranded in Libya.

The non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch reported that Tunisia removed about 1,200 Africans to remote and isolated areas near Libya in the east and Algeria in the west.


Read Also: