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Ethiopia repatriates additional 412 migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia

Additional 412 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia were flown home from Riyadh to Addis Ababa on Saturday, said Ethiopian…

Additional 412 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia were flown home from Riyadh to Addis Ababa on Saturday, said Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.“The repatriation is a part of the ongoing effort to bring back Ethiopians stranded in dire conditions in various countries” said the ministry on Saturday in  a statement.

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.

The ministry also said more than 200 migrants airlifted from Beirut and Yemen on Friday.

The Ministry said the government repatriated over 41,000 undocumented Ethiopian citizens from Saudi Arabia over the past weeks.

The repatriation process was done by over 132 flights and completed beyond what was planned, it added.

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