Kathmandu, Feb 24 -Nepali nationals were reaching the border of Egypt from Darna of strife-torn Libya under a rescue effort coordinated by Nepal’s envoy in Cairo, a Foreign Ministry official said here Thursday.
Tirtharaj Aryal of the Nepali Mission in Egypt coordinated with some 562 Nepalese as they came out of Libya, Harish Chandra Ghimire of the Foreign Ministry said.
Nepal had asked the Egyptian government to provide food, lodging and security to Nepali people stranded there, he said.
Around 5,000 Nepalese were living at risk in Libya, a rights group said.
Human Rights Organization of Nepal asked the government to be proactive in rescuing Nepali workers stranded Libya following anti-establishment protests in that country.
In a press release, it stated family members and relatives of Nepali workers were seeking help from HURON.
It urged the government to find out the exact data of the Nepali people working in Libya.
Tens of thousands of foreigners sought to flee the turmoil in Libya, media reports said.
Those who made it out of Libya described a frightening scene — with bodies hanging from electricity poles in Benghazi and militia trucks driving loaded up with the dead.
In the capital of Tripoli, witnesses said the airport was a madhouse, crammed with desperate people who stampeded any open door, AFP reported.