42 Filipino evacuees from Sudan safely arrive in PH
42 Filipino evacuees from Sudan safely arrive in PH
42 Filipino evacuees from Sudan safely arrive in PH
by Ellicia Del Mundo04 May 2023
Photo courtesy: OWWA Facebook

Forty-two Filipinos, who were evacuated from war-torn Sudan, have safely arrived in the country on Wednesday, May 3, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said.

In an update posted on Facebook, OWWA said the fifth batch, composed of 25 Pinoys — mostly students, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - Terminal 1 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"Sinalubong sila ng mga kawani ng DFA [Department of Foreign Affairs], DMW [Department of Migrant Workers], OWWA at DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Development]," it said.


Meanwhile, the sixth batch, comprise of 17 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), also arrived at NAIA from Sudan.

The agency said the distressed Pinoy workers were provided with emergency kits, food, transportation assistance, and also hotel accommodation.

"Kasabay na sumalubong ngayong gabi sina DMW Asec. Venecio Legaspi, OWWA Deputy Administrator Mary Melanie Quino, kasama ang mga kawani ng DFA, DMW at OWWA Airport Team," it said.


Earlier, OWWA reported that the first, second, and third batches of Pinoy evacuees safely arrived in the country.

Some of them arrived last April 29 while the others were on May 1.

Based on the latest count of the DFA, at least 496 Filipinos have been evacuated from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Foreign affairs earlier said that there are about 696 Filipinos who are officially registered in the war-torn country.

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