Ethiopia Bans Export of Housemaids Overseas

When suicide is the only escape for the thousands of Ethiopian maids working in the Gulf states. Alem Dechesa allegedly took her own life on March 14 after experiencing severe abuse
When suicide is the only escape for the thousands of Ethiopian maids working in the Gulf states. Alem Dechesa allegedly took her own life on March 14 after experiencing severe abuse in Beirut, Lebanon

By Debirhan, Ethiopian State media have reported that the government has temporarily banned the travel of citizens overseas for employment. 

It has also provisionally barred the work permit of agencies facilitating such travels. According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, countless Ethiopians have lost their lives and undergone untold physical and psychological traumas in many of the gulf states due to illegal human trafficking. The press statement said the decision was meant to safeguard the well-being of citizens and is effective until a lasting solution is sought for the problem. – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Editor’s Note:

Ethiopia under the minority Tigryan rulers can be described as –  A country of 80 million out of which 12 million survives on an emergency relief assistance; with more than 50% urban youth unemployment rate and the lowest youth literacy rate in Africa; ungoverned rate of corruption; over 25 billion dollar in capital flight; mounting military spending financed on borrowed money coupled with almost half of Ethiopia’s export revenues earmarked to meet debt-servicing obligations, etc …

Death, Bodily and Psychological injury and Enslavement: The fate of all the over 50,000 Ethiopian Housemaids exported to the gulf states each month
Death, Enslavement, Bodily and Psychological injury: The ultimate fate of the over 50,000 Ethiopian Housemaids exported to the gulf states each month (Photo of Ethiopian maid in Beirut, Lebanon)

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