Another 75 Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Friday night amid a crackdown on undocumented migrant workers in the Gulf country.
With them, some 332 migrant workers have returned home from Saudi Arabia since Wednesday. The number of returness in October was 4,662, according to Brac Migration Programme.
A Saudi Airlines flight carrying the 75 workers touched down at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20pm, said Shariful Hasan, programme head of Brac Migration Programme.
Officials of Brac Migration Programme with help of Prabashi Kalyan Desk, set up at the airport by the expatriates’ welfare ministry, provided them with food and drinking water. They also helped the deported workers reach their home safely, Shariful told The Daily Star.
Quoting a number of workers, the Brac official said they sought help from their respective sponsors following their arrest in Saudi Arabia. However, they received no help.
He said some of the returnees had flown to KSA a few months ago, but they returned “empty handed”.
Shariful stressed on ensuring the accountability of those responsible for the sufferings of workers.
He said as per their assessment, the drive against undocumented migrant workers in Saudi Arabia was intensified in September.
The Gulf country sent back 153 Bangladeshi workers on Wednesday and another 104 on Thursday.