160 Sudanese citizens evacuated from Libya in coordination with the IOM

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160 Sudanese citizens evacuated from Libya in coordination with the IOM

September 13, 2020 - 11:40
Written by: RabiaGolden

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The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday, announced the evacuation of 160 of its citizens from Libya, in coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the Khartoum Embassy in Tripoli.

The Ministry said in a statement that in cooperation with the IOM, it has been arranging evacuation trips for Sudanese citizens from Libya, since June 1, 2019, pointing out that the evacuation flights totaled 13 to date, carrying in excess of 5,000 Sudanese migrants back to their homeland.

In addition to the organized flights, 15 vehicles carrying an unspecified number of Sudanese migrants traveled by road from the eastern regions of Libya through the Umm Musaed crossings, along with Salloum and others, however, there was no number verified for these road trips.