UNSMIL In Coordination With Anti-Migration Body Repatriates 133 Migrants To Niger.

Tripoli, The UN Support Mission in Libya has said that in coordination with the International Organization of Migration IOM, it has recently repatriated 133 migrants from Libya to Niger, after being kept at a detention and repatriation centre DRC in Tripoli which was opened in the last days. The DRC is the first of its kind in Libya, and aims to bring in desperate people, subject of organization attention, to a safe environment where the commission can offer sustainable solutions outside Libya such as re-settlement of refugees, family re-union, transfer to emergency centres in a third country repatriation to the country where refugee status was requested and voluntary repatriation. The Supreme Commissioner Filippo Grandi said 'the opening of the centre will provide emergency protection and safety for the most vulnerable refugees and those in need of urgent transfer outside Libya, and provides an alternative to detention with hundreds of refugees in Libya.'

Source: Libya News Agency