By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 27 May 2015:
Misrata’s branch of the Libyan Red Crescent worked with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) . . .[restrict]to supervise what it is calling a “voluntary deportation” of 132 illegal Senegalese migrants.
The migrants had been held in the Misrata detention Centre for some two months since been captured near Libya’s coast. They were deported via the Ras Jedir border crossing to Tunisia from where they were due to be flown back to Senegal
The Red Crescent undertook medical checks and treated some sick detainees before they began their journey. Team members then accompanied them from Misrata to the border, where the IOM took charge of the rest of their journey.
This was the second such repatriation. In February the Red Crescent assisted with the deportation of 408 Senegalese.