AU: 3,800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation

Libya smugglers broadcast abuse of African migrants on social media to demand ransoms

The head of the African Union’s Executive Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday said around 3,800 migrants needed to repatriated urgently from Libya.

“They want to get out of this mess as swiftly as possible,” he said at a summit of the AU and the European Union in Abidjan dominated by the issue of migrant abuse in Libya

He said there were between “400,000 and 700,000” migrants in Libya, and at least 42 migrant camps there.

Agency Report