145 more Bangladeshis return from Libya

Abu Sufian

A fresh batch of 145 irregular Bangladeshi citizens returned home from Libya on Wednesday by a chartered flight of Buraq Air,

taking the total number of returnees to 398 so far. The Bangladeshis were in Benghazi detention centre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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

The IOM gave each of them pocket money of Tk 6500 and some food items. 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).

Those who are in the detention centres of Libya will be brought back gradually. As part of the repatriation process 143 irregular Bangladeshi nationals detained at the Ainjera Detention Center

in Tripoli were transferred on a chartered flight on November 28. Another batch of 110 people was repatriated by a chartered flight on November 30.


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