Random Pagan Verse:
No man is so generous he will jib at accepting
A gift in return for a gift,
No man so rich that it really gives him
Pain to be repaid.

Author Topic: United Nations Resumes Airlifts of Migrants From Libya to Niger  (Read 13916 times)

Offline newspostng (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 880
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

The United Nations' refugee agency says it has airlifted 132 vulnerable migrants from Libya to Niger, the first group to be flown out after a two-month halt in such evacuations.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the group of refugees and asylum-seekers was flown from Tripoli to Niger's capital, Niamey, on Thursday. UNHCR's humanitarian evacuation program had been halted in early March amid concerns from Niger's government that migrants were arriving there faster than previous arrivals could be resettled elsewhere.

UNHCR tried to fly out the migrants on Tuesday but the flight had to turn back to Tripoli because of technical problems.

The U.N. has been trying to empty government-controlled detention centers in Libya as part of a stepped-up effort to tackle the smuggling and slavery of migrants.


 

 

United Sates Grants Gambian Students Visas for Robotics Contest

Started by Postmaster

Replies: 0
Views: 310
Last post July 07, 2017, 06:52:21 AM
by Postmaster
United Nation Envoy Warns of Election Risks in South Sudan

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 388
Last post August 25, 2017, 01:47:01 AM
by yungcrux
United States to Forge 2nd Coalition to Stop IS Growth in Africa

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 357
Last post March 11, 2016, 07:32:20 AM
by internet police
United Nationals Peacekeepers Uncover Suspected Mass Graves in DRC

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 2661
Last post April 27, 2018, 02:22:16 PM
by newspostng
United Kingdom Pledges to Boost Investments in Africa

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 7390
Last post August 29, 2018, 12:18:45 AM
by naij
South Africa tops 'Good Country' survey of African nations

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 372
Last post June 03, 2016, 07:11:39 AM
by newspostng
China is Overloading Poor Nations in africa and Asia With Debt - US Says

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 9280
Last post July 18, 2018, 12:16:48 AM
by Naijaloaded
4 dead as Spain Rescues 334 African Migrants from Mediterranean

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 125
Last post June 11, 2018, 08:40:00 AM
by legendguru
Armed US Drones to Start Flying Over Niger Republic

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 311
Last post December 01, 2017, 07:20:24 AM
by newspostng
Spain again Rescues 550 African Migrants From Mediterranean

Started by lindaikeji

Replies: 0
Views: 4946
Last post May 28, 2018, 10:12:59 PM
by lindaikeji