DFA opens hotline for families of OFWs in Libya, Iraq

Posted at 06/20/14 6:16 PM

MANILA – Relatives of Filipino workers in Iraq and Libya can call the 24-hour hotline numbers of the Department of Foreign Affairs for questions and other concerns about the condition of their kin.

The hotline numbers are (02) 552-7105 / (02) 834-4685.

The DFA said families may also send their queries by e-mail to [email protected]

"Due to the unstable security situation in both countries, Libya has been under Crisis Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) since May 29 while the Crisis Alert Level in Iraq was recently raised to Level 4 (Mandatory Repatriation) on June 19," the DFA said.

For Filipino nationals in Libya who wish to volunteer for repatriation, they can contact the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli. The embassy's address is KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli.

Filipinos can get in touch with the embassy through the telephone numbers (00218) 918-244-208 / (00218) 911061166, and the e-mail addresses [email protected]; [email protected]

The DFA urges all Filipino nationals in Iraq to contact the Philippine embassy in Baghdad and register for repatriation. The embassy’s address is Hay Al-Jamia, Mahalat 915, Zukak 22, House No. 4 and 4/1, Jadriyah, Baghdad, Iraq.

OFWs can get in touch with the embassy through the telephone number 00-964-7715807201, and the email addresses: [email protected], [email protected]