Ethiopian migrants return empty handed from Saudi Arabia

AFP PHOTO/JENNY VAUGHAN

Ethiopian immigrants returning from Saudi Arabia searching for their luggages among unclaimed bags at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport.

Ethiopian migrants return empty handed from Saudi Arabia


ADDIS ABABA, 18 December 2013 (IRIN) - When Mohamed Yusuf left his home town in Ethiopia for Saudi Arabia a year ago at the age of 17, he thought life would change for the better. Instead, a difficult and unprofitable stay in Saudi Arabia ended when he was among the nearly 137,000 undocumented Ethiopian migrants deported by the Saudi authorities to date. 
 
"At first, I thought I was going to change my life and those of my father and mother, who paid for the whole trip out of their m...


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