Britain to repatriate 500 Bangladeshis stranded in Tunisia

6th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain is repatriating 500 Bangladeshis who fled Libya for Tunisia, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said Sunday after recently visiting a border camp.

"I have seen for myself the scale of the humanitarian situation on the Libyan border with Tunisia," Mitchell said in a statement.

"I vowed that we would do everything possible to give those stranded shelter and get them back home as quickly as possible.

"We have already evacuated more than 6,000 Egyptians and this early action has so far prevented a humanitarian crisis. But Britain is not complacent, which is why we are acting now to get 500 Bangladeshis home safely," he added.

© 2011 AFP

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