Iraqi to aid voluntary repatriation of migrants on Lithuania-Belarus border


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SULAIMANI — Deputy Minister at the federal Ministry of Displacement and Migration Karim Nuri said on Saturday (October 2) that the Iraqi government will work to bring home Iraqi migrants currently stranded on the border between Lithuania and Belarus.

Lithuania and Poland have recently experienced a surge in the number of refugees and migrants seeking to their borders from Belarus, many of whom are from Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Nuri told the Iraqi state-owned al-Sabah newspaper that 275 Iraqi nationals are currently stranded on the border, including 14 families, who are being housed in 29 camps.

He said that the ministry’s plans to help them include monitoring their conditions and assisting in voluntary repatriation.

(NRT Digital Media)