Forty-eight Filipinos who are reportedly victims of human trafficking in the United Arab Emirates are set to arrive back in the Philippines from Abu Dhabi, UNTV reported.
The victims hold visit visas.
Through the Philippine government’s repatriation program, their documents were processed for them to be able to come home to the Philippines.
According to Philippine Ambassador to UAE Constancio Vingno Jr, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi is taking all the necessary measures to help these OFWs, adding a number of Filipinos are being accommodated in the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
“We can only accommodate so much here, and it’s not a healthy environment if at any more time we had 200 people here. We have so little space that’s why we are trying our best repatriate on a weekly basis,” Ambassador Vingno said.
The new batch of repatriated OFW’s is expected to arrive in the Philippines Friday morning.