Thursday, 22 August 2019 05:54 GMT

355 Nigerien migrants deported from Algeria

(MENAFN) Algeria has deported 355 Nigerien illegal migrants to their country of origin, the Algerian Council for Human Rights said Wednesday in a statement as reported by Xinhua.

"We express our full satisfaction with the progress of this operation which departed from the capital city Algiers to the southernmost province of Tamanrasset, on the border with Niger and Mali," the source noted.

A delegation of the council accompanied the humanitarian convoy charged with the deportation of 355 Nigerien migrants to their homeland.

The statement specified that the deportation process was covered by local and international media, and attended by observers from the UN agencies accredited to Algeria, such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization of Migrants.


355 Nigerien migrants deported from Algeria

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