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More than 500 passengers from the first of eight charter flights scheduled from Libya to Niger arrived on Wednesday 6 December. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM)

UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya

12 Dec 2017

8 December 2017 – The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

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