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Saudi Arabia: Some Ethiopian migrant workers repatriated following outcry about detention conditions

"Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia return home", 11 Sep 2020

Nearly 150 women and children have been repatriated to Ethiopia from Saudi Arabia, following pressure from governments and human rights groups to release African migrants detained in deplorable conditions...Thousands of migrants, mostly from Ethiopia are still being held in cells in Saudi Arabia, crammed into small rooms and surviving in poor living conditions...The migrants work mainly in construction and  domestic roles...The United Nations and Saudi Arabia said they’ve launched investigations into the matter..The African migrants in Saudi Arabia were rounded up in their homes and listed for deportations earlier this year as part of efforts to curb coronavirus spread....There is no evidence that the women and children now quarantining on a university campus in Addis Ababa are from the same centres highlighted by the Telegraph accessed. 

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