Nearly 170 Haitians are helped to return voluntarily
Santo Domingo.- Nearly 170 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic in irregular migratory status, especially in the area of Santiago, have returned voluntarily to Haiti, outlet haitilibre.com reports.
It said the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Dominican Government, helped vulnerable Haitian migrants to return to their home communities in the north of Haiti.
“Our compatriots in several buses and trucks carrying their belongings, crossed the bridge of Dajabón between the two countries at 10am, day of the binational market in the municipality,” the outlet reports.
“We are satisfied with the work that IOM done because it is making a great contribution to solving a problem that is becoming increasingly difficult due to the mass migration of undocumented Haitians in the neighboring republic,” said the Director Lorenzo Paul of the relief organization and human rights in Haiti.
It said 129,000 Haitians in irregular migratory situation have already returned to Haiti between June 2015 and December 2015, either repatriated by authorities or voluntarily. “On average, for each Haitian repatriated by Dominican authorities, nearly 8 Haitians have chosen to return voluntarily to Haiti during that period.”
March 7, 2016
Category: DR News |