Over 320 Nigerians stranded in war-torn Libya have been rescued and are being assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to return to Nigeria. Libya has become a significant departure point for migrants, including those from other parts of Africa, who undertake risky sea journeys in the hope of reaching Europe. The expulsion of 163 irregular migrants of Nigerian nationality, including women, men, and children, took place from Mitiga airport in Tripoli, coordinated by the Libyan migration agency and the IOM. Additionally, 160 Nigerians were scheduled to be sent back from Benina airport in Benghazi. The IOM estimates that there are over 700,000 migrants in Libya.