Ghana’s Embassy in Tripoli, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has repatriated a group of 165 Ghanaians from Libya to Ghana.
The Information Ministry in a press statement issued on Thursday, February 8, announced that they are expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport at 1500 hours GMT.
Last October, the Embassy and IOM facilitated the repatriation of the fourth batch of 169 Ghanaians from Tripoli to Accra under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) program for 2023.
In addition, a third batch of 134 Ghanaian nationals was voluntarily repatriated from Misrata to Ghana on October 10, 2023, under the same program.
This brings the total number of Ghanaians benefitting from the VHR program in 2023 to 629.
Priority was given to individuals in detention centres, individuals requiring medical assistance, families with children, stranded individuals, and destitute in need of assistance to return to Ghana.