Most of Nepalis in Ukraine rescued

Published On: March 11, 2022 12:25 PM NPT By: Chiran Sharma  | @chiranuk

LONDON, March 11: Most of the Nepali nationals displaced in Ukraine as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict have been rescued. 

Addressing a meeting of the High Level Committee on Aid and Rescue of Nepalis affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Wednesday evening, Nepal's Ambassador to Germany Ram Kaji Khadka said that the rescue operation has been completed so far as Nepalis have reached safer places from Ukraine. 

Ambassador Khadka said that the rescue work of Nepali people was much faster than other countries and they are now safe in condition despite the war. He also said the task of rehabilitating them after the rescue operation has been quite challenging at present. 

Nepali people living in Ukraine have fled to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Romania and Moldova to save their lives after the start of the Ukraine-Russia war. According to the latest data, 466 people have so far arrived in Poland, 78 in Slovakia, 28 in Romania, eight in Hungary and four in Moldova. So far, 584 Nepali people have reached safe destinations away from the conflicted areas. 

Similarly, Ambassador Khadka said that three Nepali people have been rescued via Indian flight and they are preparing to come to Nepal via New Delhi, India. According to the Nepali Embassy in Germany, 40 Nepalis from Ukraine have obtained travel documents, while 38 families who were living permanently in Ukraine have been stuck in the country due to legal reasons. 

Likewise, Health Committee Coordinator Dr. Bodh Subedi stressed on the need to provide employment opportunities to Nepali people displaced by the war in Nepali-run businesses and said that war-affected Nepalis urgently need financial and legal services.


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