Govt Set To Rescue South Sudanese Citizens In Libya.
South Sudan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon Deng Dau has directed the country’s embassies in Sudan and Egypt to address the situation of South Sudanese migrants in Libya consistently.
A week ago, Libyan-based Sudanese activists petitioned to Juba to save a good number of South Sudanese immigrants in detention in the North African country. Yagoub Yassin Dahab stressed that South Sudanese citizens are detained in El Roemi, El Jedidiah, and Ein El Zara – for having entered the country illegally.
Yassin explained that the juvenile migrants probing the unsafe sea journey to Europe, are anticipating deportation due to a lack of travel documents. The migrants are aged between 12 and 30 years are detained for closed t four years in Tripoli.
Responding to the appeal, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan Deng Dau Deng says they will solve the issue through diplomatic ways. Our embassies in Cairo and Khartoum will be involved and we have asked them to follow up with the embassies of Libya in those cities, said Deng.
The government of South Sudan is absolutely committed to seeing to it that their safety and well-being will be discussed using our available avenues, diplomatic avenues between us and Libya, and will do this through our diplomatic means.
A year ago, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the press in Juba that efforts were underway to convince Libyan authorities to release the detainees.
Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants who seek asylum, particularly in Italy and Spain.