Tag: IOM

  • 680,000 illegal immigrants arrive in Libya in May

    680,000 illegal immigrants arrive in Libya in May

    Tripoli : The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said that nearly 680,000 illegal immigrants arrived in Libya in May. “In May 2018, IOM Libya identified 679,897 migrants in Libya from 42 nationalities, 8 per cent of them are minors,” Xinhua news agency quoted the organisation as saying on Friday. “The top five nationalities were Nigerian,…

  • Rohingya refugee count in Bangladesh jumps to 270,000

    Rohingya refugee count in Bangladesh jumps to 270,000

    Geneva : The refugee crisis engulfing Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh is far larger than previously believed, according to the latest data released by UN agencies on Friday in Geneva. An estimated 270,000 million Rohingya Muslims have fled the deadly violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and have arrived in neighboring Bangladesh over the past two weeks,…