- Posted October 26, 2012 by
Bangladeshis in Libya shifted to safety
“Embassy officials in Tripoli went to the conflict zone and brought them back to safe places,” said a senior official of the Foreign Ministry.
Meanwhile, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) press release said it began distributing aid to thousands of people including foreign workers from Bangladesh and India, who have fled their homes in Bani Walid over the past few days.
The Foreign Ministry official said about 20-30 Bangladeshis are taking shelter in the Bangladesh embassy and about 70 workers were given protection by their employers.
“The rest of the workers took refuge in their relatives or friends’ houses,” he said.
They were waiting for the situation to become normal so that they could go back to work, he added.
The government with the help of international agencies repatriated about 40,000 Bangladeshis from the North African country in 2011 when the conflict between Gaddafi and his opposition broke out. During the last nine months, over 14,000 Bangladeshis have gone to Libya for work.