The Coptic Church has set up a “crisis unit” in order to facilitate rapid evacuation and repatriation of Egyptians still present in Libya – starting with those most affected by the fighting.

Families of the expatriates have been urged to provide information to the Crisis Committee before Feb. 28.

According to sources consulted by Agenzia Fides, “the Crisis Committee, headed by Anba Raphael secretary of the Holy Synod, is collecting information from families of Copts who emigrated for reasons of work to Libya in view of arranging repatriation in coordination with Egyptian military and civil institutions.”