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144 more Bangladeshis repatriated from Libya

Published: 02:33, 24 February 2024

144 more Bangladeshis repatriated from Libya

A fresh batch of 144 irregular Bangladeshi citizens returned home from Libya early Friday by a chartered flight of Buraq Air.

With this, the total number of returnees rose to 1,390, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

The Bangladeshis were in different places including various detention centres in Tripoli and Benghazi, it said.

On arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, the repatriated Bangladeshi citizens were welcomed by the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The IOM gave them each pocket money of Tk6000 and some food items.

At that time, Mostofa Jamil Khan, director (Welfare) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, inquired about the repatriated Bangladeshis. He advised them to talk to neighbours and relatives about their terrible experiences in Libya.

He said that the returnees can play an important role in creating awareness about illegal migration among people.

 

The process of repatriating Bangladeshis trapped in Libya is ongoing with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy, Tripoli and with the financial support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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