African Union says 3,800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation


AFP | Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017


(From L- 1st row) French President Emmanuel Macron, King Mohammed VI of Marocco, European Council President Donald Tusk, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, and African Union (AU) Commission Charman Moussa Faki pose as leaders gather for the family photo during the 5th African Union – European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, on November 29, 2017. Ivory Coast President opened a Europe-Africa summit on November 29, calling for “all urgent measures” to end migrant abuses, including slave trading in Libya. (AFP/POOL/Philippe Wojazer)


ABIDJAN: The head of the African Union’s executive commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday said around 3,800 migrants needed to repatriated urgently from Libya.

“They want to get out of this mess as swiftly as possible,” he said at a summit of the AU and European Union in Abidjan dominated by the issue of migrant abuse in Libya. He said there were between “400,000 and 700,000” migrants in Libya, and at least 42 migrant camps there.

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