Bangladesh government is taking preparations to repatriate its 5000 workers currently residing at war torn zones in Tripoli and its adjacent areas of Libya, said officials.
They said that Bangladeshi workers in Tripoli and other nearby areas have been requested to register themselves with Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli for repatriation.
According to Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli, nearly 20,000 Bangladeshis are currently living in Libya.
An inter ministerial meeting, chaired by expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry’s secretary Rownaq Jahan on Sunday decided that the government would take necessary action for Bangladeshi workers in Libya.
The secretary said that the government was sincerely working to ensure utmost security to the Bangladeshis who were stranded in Libya.
‘If necessary they will be safely repatriated and rehabilitated in Bangladesh,’ she said.
International Organization for Migration offered its cooperation to Bangladesh government to repatriate Bangladeshis from Libya.
According to Bangladesh embassy officials, about 500 Bangladeshis were stranded in two locations of Libya due to amid fighting between UN-backed Libyan government and Libyan National Army.
The embassy has a helpline number (+218-21-4911198-99) which is always ready to rescue those contacting, the officials said.
Bangladesh embassy requested Bangladeshis in Tripoli and its adjacent cities to register them online to avoid any untoward situation.
For online registration, Bangladeshis are asked to use the following website : http://bangladeshembassylibya.com/registration.html
Or the registration forms can be downloaded and be sent to embassy through email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook messengers of the embassy; http://bangladeshembassylibya.com/images/registration.pdf
Aljazeera reported on Sunday that heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as forces loyal to the country's UN-recognised government launched a counterattack to repel fighters allied to renegade General Khalifa Haftar.