France to airlift Bangladeshis fleeing Libya: source

9th March 2011, Comments 1 comment

France will airlift 12,000 Bangladeshis who have fled deadly fighting in Libya in a Saudi-funded rescue mission, a French diplomatic source said Wednesday.

"We are going to run an airlift for about 12,000 Bangladeshis with the financial support of Saudi Arabia," said the source, who asked not to be named.

The Bangladeshis were working in Libya and have fled penniless across the border into Tunisia to escape heavy fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. Some are still on Libyan soil.

Tunisian authorities last week starting housing the Bangladeshis in tents in a refugee camp run by the Tunisian military and the United Nations.

© 2011 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • pcow posted:

    on 9th March 2011, 20:30:05 - Reply


    Now Libya's situation so bad. Many people are killed by military. Foreign worker are going to their own country. It's a great loss for Libyan economy.

    I think you also thinking it and you can share with me. Just explain it clearly for that awareness.