OFWs in Libya urged to come home

Mar. 21, 2015

The government on Saturday reiterated the call to remaining overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in conflict-stricken Libya to avail of the mandatory repatriation program of the government and return home as soon as possible.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is an estimate of 4,000 OFWs remaining in Libya.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has been repeatedly making the call for immediate evacuation since it raised Crisis Alert Level 4 in Libya in July last year.

Valte said efforts to repatriate the remaining OFWS have become more difficult because there is no commercial flights unlike before.

Valte also urged families of the OFWs in Libya to convince their loved ones to heed the government’s call for immediate evacuation as it is no longer safe for Filipino workers to remain in the conflict-stricken country.

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