Illegal Migration: Another group of Cameroonian migrants return from Libya

Some 162 illegal migrants have returned to the country from Libya.

The Resident Representative of the United Nations in Cameroon, Allegra Baiocchi, the Head of the European Union Delegation to Cameroon, the Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration and officials from the Ministry of External Relations were present at the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport this 11th December 2017 to receive these migrants.

Upon arrival, the compatriots received medical and psychological assistance from officials of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs, respectively.

The pain and untold suffering was visible on the face of some of the compatriots while others heaved a sigh of relief, thankful for the opportunity to return home after the difficult sojourn in Libya.

The Resident Representative of the United Nations in Cameroon once again exhorted the young men and women to refrain from such risky endeavour.

The programme to ensure the repatriation of illegal migrants was launched in June 2017.

Over 500 Cameroonians have returned to the country with stories of misery and hardship; some who hoped for greener pastures in Libya, ended up as slaves.

Another group of over 200 Cameroonians are expected to arrive the country on 15th December 2017.

Eleanor Ayuketah

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