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Nigerian migrant in Tripoli finds shelter and assistance from IOM



By Victor Akhidenor

A Nigerian migrant, Oziegbe Okoruwa, has found temporary refuge in a shelter provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and he is awaiting the completion of necessary documentation processes that will facilitate his safe return to Nigeria.

The IOM, an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants alike, has been actively involved in addressing the needs of vulnerable migrants stranded in various regions globally. In Tripoli, the organization operates shelters that offer temporary housing, food, and medical assistance to migrants awaiting voluntary repatriation.

Okoruwa, like many others, embarked on a perilous journey in search of better opportunities but found himself caught in the complex web of migration challenges. The IOM’s intervention provides a lifeline for individuals facing uncertain circumstances, offering them a safe space while the organization collaborates with relevant authorities to ensure a smooth and secure return to their home countries.

Efforts are currently underway to expedite the necessary documentation for the Nigerian migrant, streamlining the process to facilitate a prompt return. The IOM collaborates with both Nigerian and Libyan authorities to ensure the safe repatriation of migrants, emphasizing the importance of humane and dignified treatment throughout the entire process.

The situation highlights the ongoing struggles faced by migrants, emphasizing the need for comprehensive international cooperation to address the root causes of migration and improve conditions for those seeking a better life. As the Nigerian migrant awaits the completion of documentation, the IOM’s commitment to providing support and assistance remains steadfast, aiming to contribute to the overall well-being and safety of vulnerable individuals in transit.

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