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December 2013

All Africa – Ethiopia: Governing By Crisis – A Labor Migration Gone Terribly Wrong

In any case, Ethiopia is responsible for all the plights its people are suffering because the traffickers and agents are local. The gulf countries are destinations blamed for having voluptuous appetite for domestic abuse. A 2011 annual report by the US Secretary of State to monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person ranked Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait as Tier 3 – the lowest possible

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Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabia: Labor crackdown violence

(Beirut) – Ethiopian migrant workers have been the victims of physical assaults, some of them fatal, in Saudi Arabia following a government crackdown on foreign workers. Many workers seeking to return home are being held in makeshift detention centers without adequate food or shelter. Human Rights Watch spoke to five Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Four Ethiopians in Riyadh told Human Rights Watch

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Al Jazeera – Saudis expel 100,000 Ethiopians

Ethiopia has repatriated more than 100,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia following a violent crackdown on migrant workers, Addis Ababa’s foreign ministry has said. Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said on Thursday that up to 50,000 more citizens were still expected to return. “Last night arrivals from Saudi reached 100,620,” Tedros said in a written statement. “All citizens that were detained in Riyadh deportation camps

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