Over 35,000 Ghanaians in Libya on a dangerous journey to Europe - Latest report

Over 35,000 Ghanaians in Libya on a dangerous journey to Europe - Latest report

- Reports coming in show that over 35,000 Ghanaians are in Libya and are determined to reach Europe by any means necessary

- They form part of a larger group of people numbering about 636,426 who are ready to embark on the journey

- The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has released a statement with respect to the International Day for Migrants

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Latest reports coming in suggest that over 35,000 Ghanaians are currently in Libya and are doing everything possible to head to Europe.

The International Organization for Migrations (IOM) report that they form part of a group of migrant numbering about 636,426 who are determined to embark on the dangerous journey.

The Ghana News Agency reports that the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has issued a press statement in commemoration of the International Day for Migrants.

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It quoted the IOM as saying that almost 3,400 migrants and refugees around the world lost their lives in the year 2018.

The CRS explained that it is working hard to ensure that migrants enjoy a dignified life.

In other news, details of the challenges a Ghanaian, Hassan Kennedy, trapped in the Caribbean faced has surfaced online.

YEN.com.gh has learned that Kennedy, who hails from Pig Farm in Accra, has been stranded in the Caribbean for more than three decades.

The Ghanaian envoy to Cuba, Napoleon Abdulai, explained that Kennedy engaged in menial jobs in for two years Mauritania, which was his first port of call.

Together with three other Ghanaians, he then stowed away in a Caribbean-bound ship but the ship’s captain left them at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after disagreements over their pay.

Per a report by dailyguidenetwork.com, one of them married on the island country and the two others managed to reach the United States of America (USA).

Kennedy later faced challenges as he had neither documents nor money to purchase tickets.

His story came to the attention of Ghanaian authorities after a publication in a newspaper in June 2019.

It has been established he is a Ghanaian and procedures are underway to ensure his return to the country.

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