Gambia’s government has sent buses to transport Gambian refugees stranded at the border with Senegal back to their homes.
At least 45 buses have been dispatched to border towns where thousands of Gambia, mostly women and children, were camped.
“About 30 buses are now heading to the northern border to start transporting our citizens back home,” said Mai Ahmad Fatty, special advisor to President Barrow. “15 buses are to be deployed at Selete on the southern frontier.”
UN Refugee said more than 45,000 Gambians have fled the country fearing violence. 40 tons of food and supplies have been taken to the border to mediate the humanitarian crisis.
The political standoff ended after former President Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave.
After 22 years in power, he left bound for Guinea where it’s believed he will stay before going on to another country.