136 More Gambian Migrants Return at Their Own Will

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One hundred and thirty-six Gambian migrants in the early hours of Wednesday 16 August 2017 returned to The Gambia from Libya the Point reported.

The returnees where received at the Banjul International Airport upon arrival by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organisation for Migration, Gambia Immigration Department, Minister of Youth and Sports, red cross volunteers, young groups among others.

Ebrima Jobe, deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the returnees returned at their own will and were not deported neither forced to return.

He said 815 Gambian migrants had previously returned, adding that a good number of the returnees are traumatized as a result of the difficult moments they have experienced on their way to Libya and while in Libya and would need help.

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