Ethiopia to Repatriate 100,000 People Detained in Saudi

Ethiopia to Repatriate 100,000 People Detained in Saudi

Ethiopia is planning to repatriate 100,000 nationals held in detention centres in Saudi Arabia.

Many of them allegedly entered the country illegally and lack the necessary documents to work there.

Ethiopia’s government had formed a committee to look into the cases of the migrants.

The committee has discussed with stakeholders on how to handle the matter, the foreign affairs ministry said.

The ministry’s official Birtukan Ayano said “those repatriated would also be rehabilitated.


The detainees says “they were facing gross human rights violations, including lack of food, clean water and health services.


Photos circulated on social media show detainees in a tiny room with some of them naked.

 
 
 
 
BBC /Shakirat Sadiq
Ethiopia to Repatriate 100,000 People Detained in Saudi

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