Chadian migrants from Libya get help to resettle back home

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Distribution of non food items to the arriving migrants

Chadian migrants who have returned home from Libya are getting assistance to resettle in their country, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The agency says that the migrants are currently living in three northern regions bordering Libya, Niger and Sudan.

On Monday, IOM and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation signed a two-year community stabilization project to support the livelihoods of the Chadian migrants.

IOM spokesperson, Jumbe Omari Jumbe says the Swiss agency contributed $2.9 million to support socioeconomic reintegration of the Chadian migrants.

"It will also strengthen social cohesion and dialogue between returnees and host communities. Also it will support the rehabilitation of existing infrastructures, including schools, medical facilities and cultural centres, those which the community will decide that they are important to them. All in all the $2.9million Swiss contribution will benefit 125,000 community members, including the returnees." (Duration: 29")

IOM says the three target regions in the remote northern part of Chad are particularly vulnerable because there are currently no other international humanitarian agencies present there.

It adds that the regions are separated from the economic centres of Chad by the Sahel belt, which has been experiencing severe droughts since 2011.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1'42"

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