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05:42 PM, February 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:46 PM, February 14, 2020

102 more expat workers sent back from KSA

Saudi Arabia sent back another 102 Bangladeshi migrant workers last night amid a deportation spree.

The country earlier sent back 183 migrant workers including 20 female workers on two separate flights on Wednesday night and Thursday early hours.

The latest deportees arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight around 11:20pm on Thursday, according to Brac Migration Programme.

After their arrival, Brac Migration Programme with the help of Prabashi Kalyan Desk set up by the Expatriates' Welfare Ministry at the airport provided them with immediate support.

With the latest batch of deportees, some 4,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers including 175 female workers have returned from the Gulf country this year, Brac said.

Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme, said on an average about 50,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers are deported by different countries each year.

On the latest Saudi deportees, Shariful said the authorities concerned should collect the workers' accounts and find out the reason behind their deportation.

Chalking out a work plan to support the returning migrant workers is necessary, he said, adding Brac has launched an initiative to provide the deported workers with counselling, skills training and financial support.

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