Several people from Andhra Pradesh were reportedly stranded in the strife-torn South Sudan where rival groups were engaged in a civil war to take control of the nation.
Over 150 Telugu-speaking persons from the State were reported to be stranded in the conflict-wracked South Sudan, according to Al Jazeera channel.
A majority of them hail from Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts and were employed in various companies there.
They initially had problems in communicating with their families back home, but were finally able to do so with the help of a local Telugu association network. The Indian Government, on its part, evacuated all its employees working in oil fields and other establishments and shut down operations following heightened violence.
Meanwhile, TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu addressed letters to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister requesting them to provide facilities to the Telugus to safely reach India.
He said over 30 people, who were stranded there, has been facing life-threatening situation.
Two of them could, however, manage to reach India, but there were 30 more from the State who were reportedly travelling by road to escape to a safer place. It was the responsibility of the State and Central governments to support the rescue and rehabilitation of the people in crisis in foreign lands.
The Migrant Rights Council urged the Centre to depute a high-level committee to meet the stranded ones and create confidence that they would be safely brought back.