ADDIS ABABA – At least 443 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia and Yemen in dire conditions were flown home on Friday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The latest repatriation is part of an ongoing effort to bring Ethiopians living in difficult situations abroad back home, according to the Ministry’s spokesperson Office.
The office said a total of 455 nationals were flown back from Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, and Sanaa, the largest city in Yemen, on Friday afternoon.
A senior official from the Foreign Ministry received the returnees upon their arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Today’s arrivals has brought the number of Ethiopians repatriated from the Gulf Nations to 1, 097 after the government airlifted 318 and 336 nationals from Jeddah on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.