412 Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Saudi Arabia Repatriated

ADDIS ABABA – Additional 412 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia were flown home from Riyadh to Addis Ababa on Saturday, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In a statement, the ministry said the repatriation is a part of the ongoing effort to bring back Ethiopians stranded in dire conditions in various countries.



The returnees including 152 children arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Saturday morning.

Two weeks ago, the government resumed its push to bring back its nationals, mostly women and children, stranded in Saudi Arabia’s migrant detention centers.

To date, at least 2500 Ethiopians have been repatriated from the Gulf nation.

Meanwhile, the ministry also said more than 200 migrants airlifted from Beirut and Yemen on Friday.

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