Ethiopia Repatriates over 440 Citizens from Saudi Arabia

ADDIS ABABA – More than 440 Ethiopian nationals, including children, were repatriated from Saudi Arabia to their home country on Monday.

The government, in collaboration with its partners, is carrying out at least three flights a week in a bid to bring Ethiopians living in difficult situations back to their homeland.

The spokesperson office of ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a total of 441 Ethiopians have come back to their country from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

And 108 of the arrivals are children, the spokesperson office said in a statement.

A senior official of Ministry received the returnees upon their arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Monday morning.

Last week alone, a total of 1, 097 Ethiopians were airlifted from the gulf nation via three different flights.