96 more Bangladeshi workers return from Saudi Arabia | Daily Star
03:04 PM, November 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:00 PM, November 07, 2019

96 more Bangladeshis return from Saudi Arabia

At least 96 more Bangladeshi workers returned from Saudi Arabia last night.

A flight of Saudi Airlines carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20pm, said Shariful Hasan, programme head of Brac Migration Programme.

The workers have been sent back amid a crackdown on undocumented workers and many said they had been forced to return despite having valid documents.

The authorities concerned of Wage Earners Welfare Board under the Brac Migration Programme have provided necessary assistance, including food, to the Bangladeshi workers.

Saudi authorities have arrested around 3.8 million foreigners as it continues its crackdown on labour and residency violators, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The country has been detaining people for violating residential, labour and border security regulations since November 2017.

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