Over 330 Ethiopians Stranded in Saudi Arabia Repatriated

ADDIS ABABA – More than 330 Ethiopians who were stranded in Saudi Arabia have been airlifted on Tuesday, according to the spokesperson office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

At least three weekly flights are currently being conducted to bring back Ethiopians stranded in the gulf nation in recent months as part of government’s push to repatriate its nationals living in difficult situations abroad.

In a statement today, the spokesperson office said 334 Ethiopians have arrived from Saudi Arabia’s Capital, Riyadh.

A senior official from the Foreign Ministry received the returnees upon their arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Tuesday morning.

Last week, the repatriation effort, involving three flights, brought back a total of 1, 097 Ethiopians to their home land from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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