162 Nigerian migrants who left Nigeria to go to Europe have voluntarily returned.
Their return was made possible thanks to the cooperation between the Nigerian government and the International Organization for Migration IOM.
This online platform learnt that 98 women, 24 children and 12 infants have therefore chosen to abandon their crossing to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, some of them due to health problems.
According to a report by the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency, nearly 22,000 Nigerian irregular migrants have voluntarily returned from Libya since 2017 with the help of United Nations voluntary repatriation programs.
If many of them bet on the hope of finding a better life than in Libya, they are quickly confronted with the difficulties that they have fled to see more. In debt by their trip or psychologically broken by the traffickers, they struggle to find a normal life.