Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Some 540 Bangladeshi workers, who fled Libya, will be flown bank home on Wednesday) by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and China State Construction and Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
The IOM said they would bring back nearly 400 Bangladeshis who have fled Libya to the borders of Tunisia and Egypt.
Besides, the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka said 143 Bangladeshi employees, who worked in Libya in CSCEC, will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow by Flight No. EK 586 and EK 584, and the two planes are supposed to arrive at 3:15 pm and 7:30 pm respectively.
The IOM said it is also providing documentation and humanitarian assistance for the past one week to about five to six thousand Bangladeshis who have crossed Libyan borders into Egypt, Tunisia and Niger.
The other Bangladeshis, who are currently staying at the borders of Tunisia and Egypt, would be brought back in the coming days, said Rabab Fatima, Regional Representative of IOM in Dhaka.
“A group of 35 Bangladeshis out of the first batch of 400 people are arriving by Gulf Air at 4:50 in the morning (March 2) and the rest of them are arriving by two flights chartered by IOM at 10am on the same day,” the IOM Dhaka chief added.
IOM has set up temporary office and reception centres at the Egyptian borders of Saloum and in the port town of Masra Matruh, Tunisian border Ras Jdir and also in the Niger border.
Arrivals from Libya, including Bangladeshis, are registered and provided emergency medical treatment, blankets, food and water by IOM.
BBN/SI/AD-01Mar11-9:00 pm (BST)