Chairman of the organization’s board of directors Eng. Salem Abd-Asalam met with Mrs. Carolina Adspacker, in charge of the department of protection at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to search for methods to save irregular immigrants and focus on the weaker factions of them in the rescue cases and what it requires of emergency medical intervention due to the ill-ways of transport across seas in irregular flow attempts to reach European shores.
This meeting aims to put a complete working mechanism to support immigrants, protect and treat them inside the housing centers until the time of their return to their countries as part of the “Voluntary repatriation” program.
IOM documented over 432 thousand migrants in Libya, of 30 African nationalities, whereas the total number of immigrants are estimated to be between 700 thousand and 1 million migrants. Considering the IOM helped 20 thousand migrants return voluntarily to their countries within the past year, and deported roughly 9 thousand migrants from Libya in the first 6 months of 2018, as part of the “Voluntary repatriation” program lead by the organization.