More migrants fleeing to Tunisia from Libya, IOM

The number of migrants coming to Tunisia from Libya has risen steadily in 2017. Many migrants have been left with no other option than to enter Tunisia in order to flee Libya in search of security and possibly a return to their countries of origin.

A statement issued by the International Organization for migration (IOM) in Tunisia notes that since the beginning of 2017, 128 migrants ”stuck” in Tunisia have been able to return home thanks to an assisted volunteer repatriation program, and another 100 will be returned home in the next few weeks.

The program is funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the European Union’s Regional Development and Protection Programme for North Africa.


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