Over 1,000 African migrants from Libya arrive in Chad

Africans in Libya

Africans in Libya

More than 1,200 Sub-Saharan African migrants have arrived in Chad from the southern Libyan city of Sebha, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The migrants had been trapped in recent fighting in Sebha between forces of the new Libyan authorities and loyalists to Muammar Qadhafi, who was reportedly killed on Thursday.

The migrants, who feared discrimination and attacks since the conflict started in Libya, travelled in a convoy of 15 trucks to Chad.

Jean-Philippe Chauzy is IOM spokesman.

"Well we have seen, unfortunately over the past seven months now migrants, especially from Sub-Saharan Africa being stigmatized, being victimized because of the colour of their skin. There again, it appears that the convoy that was moving through southern Libya was intercepted by armed men in a vehicle and once again those migrants were stripped of their belongings and they were threatened and in some cases molested."

IOM says it is preparing to evacuate another large group of migrants still waiting for help to leave Sebha.

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