Plea to Airlift 45 Indians Stranded in South Sudan

Indians stranded in Juba, South Sudan, should be evacuated immediately, the Overseas Manpower Recruiters Association has urged prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Published: 23rd December 2013 07:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2013 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

Indians stranded in Juba, South Sudan, should be evacuated immediately, the Overseas Manpower Recruiters Association has urged prime minister Manmohan Singh.

In a letter, representatives of the Hyderabad-based organisation stated that they had received calls from some Indians in Juba stating that 45 Indians were stranded there and spending sleepless nights because of a war between two tribes since last Sunday, and the situation is becoming worse by the day.

“We spoke to Pramod Bajaj, Indian Ambassador, who informed us that he had already informed the officials in the ministries concerned and awaiting help,” they said.

Countries like USA, UK and China have already evacuated their citizens by special relief flights and Indians are also expecting similar help from their government, but no action is taken so far, the letter said.

They listed the contact numbers of some stranded Indians in the letter and requested the prime minister to take immediate steps for their evacuation and bring them to safety.

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