Another 136 Bangladeshi nationals detained and irregularly detained in Libya have been repatriated from Benghazi to Bangladesh. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh informed this information on Thursday
Efforts are being made to bring Bangladeshis who have become irregular after going to Libya and are in the country’s detention center back home As part of that, another team was brought to the country today.
Before this, 143 people detained in Ainjera Detention Center in Tripoli on November 28, 2023, 110 people detained on November 30 and 145 irregular Bangladeshi citizens detained in Benghazi Detention Center on December 6 have been repatriated to Bangladesh.
When the repatriated 136 Bangladeshi citizens landed at the airport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Migration Agency welcomed them at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Every repatriate is given 6 thousand 58 taka as pocket money and some food items by International Migration Organization.
Meanwhile, the Director (Welfare) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustafa Jamil Khan inquired about the repatriated Bangladeshis. He suggested talking to neighbors and relatives about their terrible experiences in Libya back home.
Mustafa Jamil said, “Immigrants can play an important role in creating awareness so that no one else spends money or falls into the clutches of brokers and steps abroad illegally.”
It should be noted that with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy, Tripoli and with the cooperation of the International Migration Organization, the process of repatriating Bangladeshis trapped in Libya is ongoing. Soon more irregular Bangladeshi citizens will be repatriated from Libya to Bangladesh.
A total of 534 Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated to Bangladesh during November-December 2023 on four chartered flights chartered by the International Migration Agency.