40 Kurdish migrants stuck in Libya to be returned home

Kurdistan 11:27 AM - 2021-11-26

After their arrest for more than two months in the Libyan city of Benghazi, with the efforts of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Qubad Talabani, 40 Kurdish migrants are scheduled to be returned to the Kurdistan Region by the Kurdish Summit Foundation For Refugee and Displaced Affairs (SFRDA).

The head of the Foundation Ari Jalal said, on Thursday evening, that 40 Kurdish migrants will be returned to the Kurdistan Region from Libya by the Summit Foundation on Friday.

The 40 migrants, all of whom are citizens of the Kurdistan Region, were arrested two months ago by the Libyan security forces as they were trying to cross borders to Europe.

He also pointed out that the migrants will be brought home with the efforts of the Summit Foundation in cooperation with Mr. Qubad Talabani.

Last September, SFRDA in cooperation with KRG's Deputy Prime Minister have brought back another batch of migrants stranded in Syria and detained by the Turkish-backed Al-Nusra Front.

The 40 migrants are scheduled to arrive at the Slemani International Airport at 1:30 P.M. (local time).

Iraq and the Kurdistan Region suffer from continuous migration flows. Many rely on smugglers and risk their lives through perilous journeys in overcrowded boats.

Earlier in November, a woman from Erbil drowned after a boat capsized in the Aegean Sea. read more

Several Kurdish migrants have recently died on the Belarus border amid freezing temperatures and rough weather conditions.


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