IOM Azerbaijan has joined the efforts of the Azerbaijan government to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict in that country, Azerbaijan Office of the International Organization for Migration told APA.
Thanks to the well-coordinated work of IOM staff and cooperation with the Azerbaijan authorities a total of 123 citizens of Azerbaijan who fled Ukraine amid war and were stuck in Katowice city of Poland were transported by buses to Bucharest. Upon the arrival of those people in Bucharest, Azerbaijani officials will organize their evacuation to Baku.
“When we received a request to assist with arranging buses for evacuation of a group of Azerbaijani citizens who left Ukraine we had to act quickly. Our IOM mission in Poland and HQ provided great support to organize this movement. Many of these people were in a bad financial situation and needed support in order to reach their home country as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving them soon and working with government institutions, especially with those that are in a vulnerable situation” says Vladimir Gjorgjiev, Chief of IOM Azerbaijan.
This group of people who received IOM assistance in their return to Azerbaijan, mainly are long-term residents of Kharkiv and their family members, students of Kharkiv universities.