Ghana’s Embassy in Tripoli, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has successfully repatriated 165 Ghanaian nationals from Libya back to Ghana.
According to a press statement released by the Ministry of Information, the returnees are expected to arrive at Kotoka International Airport at 1500 hours GMT.
This recent repatriation effort builds upon the successes of similar initiatives in 2023. Last year, a total of 169 Ghanaians were repatriated in October, followed by 134 individuals from Misrata earlier that same month. These repatriations were conducted under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) program, bringing the total number of Ghanaians benefitting from the program in 2023 to 629.
Priority in the repatriation process was given to individuals in detention centers, sick individuals, families with children, stranded individuals, and destitutes requiring assistance to return to Ghana.