Backway: Reps from Gunjur meet MOFA Director for Migration and Diaspora
Earlier on Friday, representatives from Gunjur spearheading a search mission to Mauritania for the missing 200 migrants who left the shores of Gunjur for mainland Spain just over a year ago met and had a very fruitful discussion with the Director responsible for Migration and Diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As a search team is being prepared to leave the country for Mauritania on Saturday 3rd of December 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has pledged to facilitate the movements of the search team in Mauritania. Furthermore, the Government will also deploy a delegation to Mauritania to be joined by the search team from Gunjur who will join the delegation on various programs for a week.
It could be recalled that on 8th November 2021, 200 young men and a woman including 39 from Gunjur set off on a locally made wooden boat from the shores of Gunjur as they embark on the irregular migration journey to mainland Spain. Twelve months on, the whereabouts of these young people are still unknown.
There has been glimmers of hope in the past months of possible sightings of these migrants in Mauritania. However, no contact has been possible with any of the young men and woman on the fateful boat.
Consequently, efforts are being made to conduct searches in Mauritania led by Gambians who have lived in the desert country with a view to locating the missing persons.
Led by USA based Kaddy Faye Sarr, a sum of over D100,000 has so far been raised to support the search mission to Mauritania for the missing would-be migrants.