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Mali: 1,700 Malians repatriated from CAR

Society - A total of 1,700 Malians were repatriated from the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) as at 17 March through operations carried out jointly by the Malian government and the International migration organization (IMO), according to an official statement, made available to PANA in Bamako.

Some 62 Ivorians, Senegalese and Burkinabe nationals were also air lifted during the Mali repatriation operation following cooperation from their diplomats.

In addition to the West African nationals, 13 CAR citizens, who pretended to be Malians, were also repatriated and are now applying to be regarded as refugees to enable them benefit from assistance from the specialized organizations like the UN High Commission for Refugees.

Pana 19/03/2014