DFA repatriated more than 200,000 OFWs during pandemic
MANILA, Philippines — More than 200,000 overseas Filipino workers have come home since the coronavirus disease pandemic began, according to a statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday.
A total of 204,481 overseas Filipinos worldwide have been repatriated. Of this number, 69,477 are sea-based workers while 135,004 are land-based workers.
In September, the DFA chartered several flights to repatriate 41,892 Filipinos, more than a thousand of them from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.
The chartered flights were paid for through the DFA Assistance-to-Nationals Fund.
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