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DFA rescues distressed OFWs working as truck drivers in Germany, Poland

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:24 PM November 09, 2018
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At least 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as truck drivers in Germany and Poland were rescued from “poor working and living conditions,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

The DFA said in a statement that the rescued OFWs were truck drivers who were recruited in the Philippines. They have already been provided with food and shelter.

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It is possible that some of the truck drivers were victims of human trafficking, the DFA said.

The Philippine embassies in Oslo, Berlin, and Warsaw were reportedly working closely with DFA personnel in extending assistance to the drivers.

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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Geneva, Switzerland have already discussed the OFWs’ situation with their employer.

Earlier, the DFA also reported the rescue of 22 OFW truck drivers who had also suffered living and working in “deplorable” conditions in Denmark.

READ: 22 OFWs rescued from ‘deplorable conditions’ in Denmark – DFA

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