<![CDATA[A total of 460 Gambian migrants in Libya have voluntarily asked to be repatriated, sources quoting the International Organization for Migration said yesterday. The first batch of the Gambian returnees according our sources will land at Banjul Airport Today Thursday, while the rest is expected a few days later. Our source quoted the IOM as saying that the returnees themselves chose to come back after the restoration of human rights and the rule of law in the Gambia, following the election of a new government led by President Barrow who had immediately ended human rights abuses in the country. The Standard yesterday contacted the foreign affairs ministry where communication officer Saikou Ceesay confirmed the story adding that the new government of President Barrow has made it known that it will take the concern welfare of Gambians abroad as top priority. “The migrants themselves have expressed their intention to come back because of the positive change in the human rights situation in the Gambia and this ministry will never relent in responding to the welfare of Gambian citizens abroad,'' he said. He confirmed that 133 migrants are expected in Banjul Today.]]>
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