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12:00 AM, November 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:08 AM, November 03, 2019

75 more migrant workers sent back from Saudi Arabia

As many as 75 Bangladeshi migrant workers returned from Saudi Arabia on Friday night amid a deportation spree of undocumented migrant workers by the Gulf country.

Including them, some 332 workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since Wednesday.

The number of deported workers in October was 4,662, according to Brac Migration Programme.

A Saudi Airlines flight carrying Friday’s deportees landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20pm, said Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme.

Officials of the migration programme with the help of Prabashi Kalyan Desk set under the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment provided them with initial assistance like food and drinking water.

They also helped deported workers reach their homes safely, he said.

Quoting workers, Shariful said following their arrests, the workers sought help from their respective sponsors, but they refused to provide any assistance.

Some workers had gone to the country a few months ago and they were sent back “empty handed”, Shariful added.

He stressed for ensuring accountability of people responsible for such migration of workers.

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