Ethiopians constitute 26% of those who entered the country illegally. An estimated 400,000 Ethiopians believed to be living in Saudi Arabia.
A group of undocumented Ethiopian workers have said they were subject to serious abuses by Saudi police before they were expelled, including physical and psychological torture and being forcibly held in “dirty” prison camps.
Undocumented Ethiopian migrants who are being forcibly deported from Saudi Arabia by the thousands in a new crackdown say they were mistreated by authorities while detained.
In interviews with The Associated Press upon their arrival home, the returnees described beatings, theft and stays in dirty prison camps. Their accounts brought to light one of the world’s busiest and most dangerous migrant routes but one that remains overlooked amid the larger rush toward Europe.
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The impending deportation of 200,000 illegal Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia.
Disaster-struck Ethiopia is on the brink of renewed catastrophe with the impending deportation of 200,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia.
The Ethiopians, who have been living in the Middle East country without residence and work permits, will be repatriated within the next two months, following a 90-day amnesty period to help them leave the country without penalties.
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At least 112 refugees have died and 75 rescued when a boat carrying Ethiopian and Somali migrants sank off the coast of Somaliland
At least 112 refugees have died when a boat carrying Ethiopians and Somalians sank off the coast of the Somaliland autonomous region in northern Somalia.
The sinking occurred on Friday after the vessel suffered technical problems, regional health department official Abdurahman Yasin said.
‘The coast guard rescued 75 people and local residents spotted 112 bodies’ that were washed ashore, he added.
The injured are being treated at a health centre in the nearby town of Berbera.
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Ambassador=Domestic worker. Britain ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher swapped his job with an Ethiopian maid to promote the rights of foreign domestic workers in the country
, The Daily Star
UK Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher “swapped” jobs with an Ethiopian maid Monday in an effort to promote the rights of migrant workers.
“I’m trading places with Qalkidan, from Ethiopia, tomorrow. We want to highlight the rights of foreign domestic workers in Lebanon,” read a post on Fletcher’s Twitter page Sunday.
On Monday Fletcher posted a photo of himself scrubbing away at a silver pot under an open faucet. “Qalkidan supervises my washing up,” the caption read.
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“Ethiopia is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and for commercial sexual exploitation” – U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, 2009
A couple of months ago, an investigation conducted by a right group based in Yemen, Al-Wethaq, revealed that two years in its post revolution era Yemen is still home to hundreds of slaves.
In all three provinces, slave markets are being operated by human traffickers and smugglers. Most incredibly, deeds of ownership are exchanged between slave traders and the slave owners upon completion of the trade with a price tag running at around $2500 per person at any given moment.
UNHCR wrote in its 2012 report,
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Woyane Continues its systematic wholesale enslavement of Ethiopian women, particularly those from the Amhara and Oromo ethnic groups.
No wonder if this is part of Woyane's 5 year growth and transformation plan. Daahhh!
Ethiopia is facilitating procedures to send 45,000 maids to the , an informed source at the Ethiopian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has said. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia every month
housemaids have been high in demand after the Kingdom stopped recruiting housemaids from four countries, including Kenya, because the Kingdom has been unable to reach a satisfactory agreement with these countries, Asharq Al-Awsat reported Wednesday. Continue reading Ethiopia to Export 45,000 Domestic Workers to Saudi Arabia Each Month