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Haiti - Social : 2nd flights of Haitians expelled from the Bahamas
24/02/2019 09:35:00

Haiti - Social : 2nd flights of Haitians expelled from the Bahamas
Following the announcement on Thursday of Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Bahamas of the resumption of repatriation of Haitians in irregular migration situation, suspended temporarily on Sunday, February 17 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-26969-icihaiti-politic-the-bahamas-temporarily-suspend-deportations-of-haitians.html estimating that the situation had improved in Haiti, Friday 112 Haitian nationals in irregular migratory situation left New Providence, the main island of the archipelago of the Bahamas aboard a flight of the national airline Bahamasair at 7:00 in the direction of Port-au-Prince. This is the second flight of Haitians repatriated after the one of January 14, when 45 Haitians were sent back to Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26652-haiti-flash-first-flight-of-haitians-deported-from-the-bahamas-expected-today.html

The Ministry of Immigration of the Bahamas said in a statement that the 112 Haitians included the 18 survivors of the sinking off the islands of Abaco February 16 last https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26829-haiti-flash-shipwreck-off-the-islands-of-abaco-16-dead-and-15-haitian-survivors.html , the 64 Haitian migrants recently apprehended in the Exumas and 30 people arrested in New Providence and in the islands Family.

Recall that nearly 70,000 immigrants (18% of the population of the Bahamas) live in the archipelagos of the Bahamas, most of them in an irregular situation, including at least 50,000 Haitians...

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that after consultations, the diplomatic and consular staff of the Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince had returned to the Haitian capital and resumed their diplomatic and regular consular duties on Friday, stressing that he would continue to monitor the situation on the ground.

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