DHAKA, Bangladesh

A total of 148 migrants who had left for Libya from Bangladesh in search of better employment opportunities, returned Wednesday to Dhaka via voluntary humanitarian return (VHR) by the UN migration agency.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) charted a flight carrying the migrants, the National Communication Officer for the IOM in Dhaka, Md. Sariful Islam, confirmed to Anadolu Agency.

The flight included people who were wounded in conflict, survivors of failed sea crossings to Europe and former detainees.

It left Tuesday from Misrata Airport in Libya and arrived in Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, he said.


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