Ghana Embassy in Libya, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on 26th October facilitated the repatriation of the fourth batch of 169 Ghanaians from Tripoli to Accra under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) program for the year 2023, the Embassy announced.
A third batch of returnees of 134 Ghanaian nationals were repatriated from the city of Misrata, voluntarily to Ghana on 10th October under the same program, the Embassy said in a statement.
This brings the total number of Ghanaian nationals who have benefitted from the VHR program, so far this year to 629, it added.
Priority was given to persons in detention centers, sick persons, families with children, stranded persons and destitutes who needed assistance to return to Ghana, according to the statement.
In view of the increasing desire expressed by many Ghanaian nationals resident in Libya to return home, Mission and IOM have commenced discussions for a 5th VHR flight before the end of the year, the statement pointed out.