Gambian nursing bullet wound in Libya awaits evacuation

Sulayman Janko, a 24-year old Gambian national who has been shot by rebels on his leg in the Libyan town call Zawia, is awaiting evacuation after being discharged from a hospital.

Janko, recovering from gunshot wounds, is being helped by the International Organisation for Migration’s special doctors who regularly visit him as he awaits evacuation to The Gambia.

Edrisa Sarjo, the secretary general of the Gambian Association in Libya, told Gambian newspaper, The Torch that Janko is stabilized and is being hosted by the association.

Janko was hospitalized for 4 months at the Tripoli main hospital. A number of Gambian migrants have suffered gunshot wounds in Libya, some of whom died without medical help.

Since January 2017, over 1,500 Gambians have been evacuated from the troubled North African country by IOM and Gambia Government. The West African authorities are working to evacuate more its citizens that are trapped in the restive nation.

The Gambia is the smallest nation in mainland Africa but has one of the highest number of illegal migrants in Europe per capita. A majority of them are in Italy and Germany were they have been seeking asylum.

(Reporting and Writing by Mustapha Darboe; Additional Writing and Editing by Sam Phatey)

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