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Some 1,176 Ethiopians repatriated from Saudi Arabia today

Addis Ababa, January 30, 2023 (FBC) – 1,176 Ethiopians who were in a difficult situation in Saudi Arabia have been repatriated in three rounds to their country today, the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MoWSA) said in its status update.

The Ministry stated that from the 1,176 returnees 1,167 of them are men, 9 are minors under the age of 18.

MoWSA indicates that reunification of the returnees with their families is being undertaken by providing appropriate care in makeshift centres.

According to the Ministry, more than 36,425 Ethiopians have returned home from Saudi Arabia since November 21, 2022.

It is to be recalled that the Government of Ethiopia is working to repatriate Ethiopians who are in dire situation in Saudi Arabia.

A national committee composed of various government agencies has been established to facilitate the repatriation process.

By: Yonathan Yoseph

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