22, November 2017
250 Cameroonian migrants arrived the Yaoundé Nsimalen international airport on Tuesday night from Algeria. Their repatriation was made possible by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM). IOM has also revealed that 1700 Cameroonians have been identified in Libya.
According to the testimonials provided by these many young Cameroonians who had chosen to reach Europe via Niger, Algeria and Libya, they were treated like cattle. Many were for the most part employed in the plantations including the building and construction industry.
The women were forced into prostitution and several cases of pregnancy have been reported among the repatriated girls. Each Cameroonian migrant received 65,000 FCFA (100 Euros).
By Rita Akana, CCN