Friday, March 4, 2011

Spain evacuated today to 4,000 Egyptians at the border between Libya and Tunisia

Madrid .- Spain will begin on Thursday to repatriate some 4,000 Egyptian immigrants who have fled from Libya to the border with Tunisia and not have their own resources to return to their country of origin, according to diplomatic sources announced. The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECI) is planning to hire about three flights a day for at least a week in response to the request made Egypt to facilitate the return of these citizens who have left Libya to escape the fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's regime and the insurgent population.

The operation, similar to that already announced also France, made in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Red Cross, have pointed to the same sources, which have indicated that the general director AECI, Moza Francisco, is expected to lead to the Tunisian border to coordinate the operation.

AECID sent Thursday from Torrejon Air Base de Ardoz (Madrid) a second plane to Tunisia's border with Libya with another 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Tunisian border, after unloading the goods will transfer to the Egyptian Cairo. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jimenez, the base will go to Madrid to lay off the aircraft and express the commitment of the Spanish Government with the humanitarian emergency that has caused the political situation in Libya.

In addition, the AECI send another aircraft, also expected on Thursday, the second largest city in Libya, Benghazi, and released, with three tons of medicine for those affected by diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases, as well as milk powder Baby, in response to the appeal in this regard have made several humanitarian organizations like Doctors Without Borders.

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