Saudi Arabia has deported 5,594 Bangladeshi migrant workers
12:00 AM, February 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:42 PM, February 17, 2020

KSA sent back 5,594 in 45 days

Saudi Arabia has deported 5,594 Bangladeshi migrant workers, including 300 women, in the last one and a half months, according to Brac Migration Programme.

This month alone, the country deported 1,959, including the 145 who arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:15am on Saturday.

Immediately after their arrival, Brac and Prabashi Kalyan Desk of the expatriates' welfare ministry gave them water and snacks.

Many of the workers returned empty-handed and within months of their migration, officials said.

On Wednesday and Thursday nights, at least 285 migrant workers, including 20 women, arrived in Dhaka from Saudi Arabia.

At least 25,789 Bangladeshis were deported by the Gulf country last year.

Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme, said government and non-government organisations' efforts were needed to provide support to the deportees.

It should be ensured that the workers have jobs in Saudi Arabia and are able to earn more than what they had spent to migrate, he added. 

 

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