DFA asks public to provide information on relatives in Syria

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — In light of the recent developments in Syria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is requesting the families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there, more particularly those who are in the conflict areas of Homs, Hama, Dara’a, and Idlib, to provide information on the whereabouts of their relatives and their latest contact details.

The next-of-kin of Filipinos in Syria are encouraged to assist the DFA and help ensure the safety of their family members by providing up-to-date contact information.

The DFA assured that it is doing its utmost to reach all Filipinos in Syria to inform them of the measures being implemented by the Philippine government to get them out of harm’s way.

Crisis alert level 4 is currently in place over Syria and the mandatory evacuation of all Filipinos in the country is underway.

Interested parties may call the DFA’s Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) at (02) 834-3245 or (02) 834-3240. (PNA) scs/FPV/PR


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