337 migrant workers evacuated from Yemen back home

337 migrant workers evacuated from Yemen back home

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A total of 337 Bangladeshis, who were evacuated from war-torn Yemen last week, returned home from the Indian state of Kerala in the early hours of Sunday.
Two special flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carried them home. The first flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4.30 am followed by the second flight with the Yemen returnees Bangladeshis.Earlier, two Indian ships — MV Kavaratti and MV Corals — with the citizens of India and Bangladesh left the African country, Djibouti, for Kochi port on April 12.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam along with senior foreign ministry officials received the Bangladeshi citizens at the airport.
The Bangladeshis took shelter in the African country after the crisis hit the Middle Eastern country, Yemen, last month.
Meanwhile, 136 Bangladeshi nationals including five women and four children, who were evacuated from Hodeida, Yemen on April 15 by an Indian Naval ship, have arrived safely in Djibouti the next day (April 16).
The Bangladesh ambassador to Kuwait stationed in Djibouti received them at the seaport. The ministry of foreign affairs has arranged food, shelter and other logistics for the Bangladeshi nationals.
The ministry of foreign affairs is also arranging the onward journey of the 136 Bangladeshis from Djibouti to Dhaka by special flight, which is scheduled to operate on April 20, according to Bangladesh foreign ministry sources on Thursday.
According to the sources, a total of 500 Bangladeshis have been relocated to Djibouti from Yemen since April 3. – Staff Reporter

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