Over 10K Mongolians repatriated since coronavirusVideo
At the press briefing of the State Emergency Commission on the regular update on the repatriation campaign of Mongolia, Director General of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs L.Munkhtushig informed that since the country’s first repatriation flight chartered to Wuhan city of China on February 3, Mongolia has arranged 22 charter flights until June 15, and the total number of Mongolians brought from foreign countries by air and ground transport has reached 10,020.
He further announced that thanks to the increased medical and hospital capacity, more people will be able to return home. Additional or third flight of this month to Seoul will be chartered on June 20 to bring transit Mongolian passengers from Southeast Asian countries, according to Director General Munkhtushig.
Including the flights made to Australia, Kazakhstan, Japan and India this month, and the flights to Seoul on June 17, 18 and 19, flight to Frankfurt on June 19 and Seattle, on June 21 that are already on the plan, a total of nine charter flight will be organized, bringing 2,300 people from abroad within June 2020.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Emergency Commission have been exerting constant efforts to make records of Mongolians living around the globe living under distressed conditions and found that the nationals in Turkey, where over 5,000 Mongolians reside in, have been living with poorer conditions compared to Mongolians living in other foreign countries. Therefore, the Consulate General of Mongolia in Istanbul has started delivering 7-10-day grocery vouchers to more than 580 Mongolians of 168 household families who are facing hardships amid the COVID-19 and will continue with the assistance.