Another set of Cameroonians, numbering 107, returned to the country from Libya on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
The new returnees, who left the country through irregular travel routes, included, among others, several unaccompanied children, pregnant women and elderlymen.
According to the International Organisation for Migration, Saturday returnees came from detention centers in Libya. They were received at the Yaounde Nsimalen airport by officials of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Cameroon’s Ministry of External Relations and civil society.
Most of the migrants told pressmen in Yaounde that it is their desire for a better life for themselves and family which pushed them to undertake such risky trip.
It should be recalled that this is the fourth wave of Cameroonian migrants that the International Organization for Migration is facilitating their return home. Close to 1,700 Cameroonians are affected by illegal migration in North African countries, IOM estimates.
Journal du Cameroun