Over 210 Ethiopian Nationals Repatriated from Lebanon

ADDIS ABEBA – A total of 210 Ethiopian nationals have been repatriated from Lebanon’s capital, Beirut in two flights in the past two days, says the Ministry of foreign affairs (MoFA.

The latest flight which arrived today at Addis Ababa Airport has brought 61 nationals back to their country, disclosed the spokesperson Office of the Ministry.

The remaining 149 Ethiopian nationals came back on Wednesday.

According to the MoFA, a total of 270 migrant workers have been repatriated from the Middle East nation in the past fifteen days in collaboration with the Lebanese immigration authorities.

The returnees – undocumented migrants – were registered to be brought back to their country in the first round of the repatriation push, said the spokesperson office.

Many Ethiopians who travel to the Middle East via Yemen in search of a better life are highly vulnerable to human trafficking on their journey and often exploited by their employers when they arrived.