42 more Filipinos repatriated from Sudan

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 3) — More Filipinos evacuated from conflict-torn Sudan arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said 42 Filipino evacuees landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in two batches.

Twenty-five of them—mostly students—arrived in the afternoon, while 17 others arrived in the evening.

Representatives from OWWA, the Foreign Affairs, Migrant Workers, and Social Welfare departments provided them with emergency kits, food and transportation assistance, hotel accommodation, and financial assistance.

Their arrival brings to 108 the total number of Filipinos repatriated from Sudan after being forced to flee the North African nation due to a violent power struggle between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces.

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Around 152 more Filipinos are expected to arrive in the country on Thursday.