By: AirTravellerPH Staff
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is ready to host the repatriation of OFWs from Iraq and some areas in the Middle East, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement. This comes after the government has decided to either bring them home or move them to safer grounds outside of Iraq due to the ongoing tension between Iran and the United States.
In a statement, MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said, "We will support government efforts to the best we can. We shall provide holding areas where OFWs can be processed and given briefings. We are also ready to deploy our medical team at the holding areas for those who may need medical help upon arrival. We shall also distribute Malasakit kits to our OFWs."
The MIAA has been part of an inter-agency team in charge of repatriation efforts. They have been involved in mass repatriations that the government has undertaken in the past years. The MIAA works closely with the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and in this case with the Office of the Special Envoy to the Middle East.