Ethiopia Brings 396 Migrants Home from Saudi Arabia

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has repatriated nearly 396 migrants from Saudi Arabia on Monday, the ministry of foreign affairs said.

“About 396 citizens have been repatriated from Saudi City of Jeddah today,” said the ministry in a statement.

An official from the ministry has welcomed them up on their arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Last week, officials airlifted 1200 Ethiopian nationals from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of people from Ethiopia and other Horn of Africa countries have made the dangerous journey through Yemen into Saudi Arabia and other rich Gulf countries seeking employment. Many have been sent home.

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