At least twenty-eight Gambian and Senegalese migrants have arrived in The Gambia early Tuesday following their rescue through an effort by the International Organization for Migration –IMO- and the Government of The Gambia from Libyan jails.
According to a report broadcasted on Gambia’s online Eye Africa TV, all the migrants are male including four Senegalese and one Guinean.
The instability and violence negatively affecting Libya since October 2014 has resulted in massive internal displacement. IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix -DTM-identified and located 348,372 internally displaced persons –IDPs- in Libya, while host communities have absorbed the bulk of the internally displaced, but as the situation became protracted, their resources and basic services have become scarce and overstretched.
IMO says potential for return is minimal in safe areas because the overall security situation has not allowed for international assessment and assistance.
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