Ghanaian Evacuees

The first batch of 211 Ghanaian evacuees from Lebanon on Friday arrived at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra.

The mortal remains of two deceased Ghanaian workers from Lebanon were also brought in as cargo with the first batch of evacuees.

As part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the evacuees are expected to go through the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

It would be recalled that about two months ago the Ghana Mission in Cairo, which has Lebanon under its jurisdiction, entered into dialogue through its Consulate in Beirut, with the Lebanese Government to release young Ghanaian women from the clutches of their masters and mistresses, so they could freely return home.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said more than 600 Ghanaian domestic workers had been registered to leave Lebanon.

The Ministry, through the Cairo Mission and a humanitarian non-governmental organisation, IBONWORLD, as partners, would evacuate another 600 or so in the next three to four weeks.

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