Bulgaria to Rescue Sudanese Refugees from TunisiaDiplomacy | April 20, 2011, Wednesday // 12:05| views
A Sudanese refugee who have fled unrest in Libya prays at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent refugee camp in Tunisia, several kilometers from the border crossing at Ras Jdir, 10 March 2011.
The Bulgarian government will carry out an evacuation of Sudanese refugees from the Tunisian-Libyan border, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has announced.
The operation will start Wednesday and will continue on Thursday. The "Bulgaria Air" air carrier will execute a total of three flights between the Tunisian city of Djebra and Khartoum.
The evacuation is a part of EU's efforts to cope with the humanitarian crisis provoked by rhe thousands of refugees fleeing Libya. Up to 50% of it will be financed by the EU Mechanism for Civil Protection.
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