Over 530 Ethiopians Airlifted from Yemen, Saudi Arabia

ADDIS ABABA – A total of 525 Ethiopians have been airlifted from two Middle Eastern countries on Thursday as the government continues to push ahead with its repatriation effort.

In a statement late Thursday, the Ministry of foreign affairs said 99 Ethiopian nationals who were stranded in Yemen have returned to their home country.

Their arrival announced hours after officials from the ministry welcomed 426 Ethiopians, mostly women and children, from Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh City.

Recently, the East African nation has stepped up its effort to bring back undocumented nationals stranded in various foreign countries.

In the past week alone, thousands of Ethiopians have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia (1804), Zambia (1364), Yemen (268) and Malawi (122),  shows the ministry of foreign affairs’ report.


Featured Image: About 99 Ethiopians came back from Yemen on Thursday afternoon [Photo MoFA]