Senegal began a new operation on Thursday to repatriate from Morocco 283 of its nationals who tried to migrate to Spain irregularly, a diplomatic source told the Senegalese Press Agency (APS).
A first convoy will leave this Thursday from the Moroccan city of Dakhla to Rosso, a city in the north of Senegal bordering Mauritania and a second convoy will follow the same land route next weekend.
In addition, the APS also reported that the Senegalese consul general in Dakhla, Babou Sène, is working together with the Moroccan authorities to complete the administrative procedures that allow the repatriation of another 189 people as soon as possible.
On July 27th, the Senegalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that, after a mission in Dakhla on July 25 and 26, with the aim of supporting its nationals awaiting repatriation after migration attempts, they returned more than 50 compatriots injured in a special flight of the Senegalese Air Force.
The Ministry also indicated that, during that mission, “preparations were supervised to repatriate more than 400 in land convoy, starting on July 27th”. On July 30th, 191 Senegalese nationals were repatriated from Djala to Senegal.