Another 139 Bangladeshis returned home from Libya. They returned to Dhaka from Benghazi on a chartered flight of Burak Air at 4:30 am on Thursday. This information was informed in a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the notification, 139 irregular Bangladeshis detained in different parts of Benghazi, Libya have been repatriated to Dhaka with the all-out efforts of the Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli and the direct cooperation of the International Migration Organization. With this, a total of 1,245 Bangladeshis have been brought back from Libya since July 2023. They were held in isolated places including various detention centers in Tripoli and Benghazi.
It also said that the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Migration Agency today welcomed the repatriated destitute Bangladeshi citizens at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. At the airport, each of them was given Rs 6,000 and some food items as hand expenses by the International Migration Agency.
Foreign Ministry Director (Welfare) Mustafa Jamil Khan inquired about the returning migrants. He advised migrants to discuss their horrific experiences in Libya with neighbors and relatives back home. Immigrants are requested to inform everyone they know that no one should spend money or fall into the clutches of brokers and step abroad illegally.
According to the notification, the Bangladesh Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Migration Organization are working tirelessly together to arrange for the safe repatriation of Bangladeshi citizens detained in various detention centers, including those in danger in Libya.