Ethiopia repatriates over 14, 000 migrants from Saudi Arabia - United Arabia Emirates

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said that about 14,131 undocumented Ethiopians have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia since November 15, 2017.

In a press conference issued today, Meles Alem, Spokesperson of MoFA, also said the government has identified the areas where Ethiopian migrants are staying in Libya.

Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo has been gathering information to protect Ethiopian migrants in Tripoli and Bengazi from being victims of slave trade, he noted.

He said the next step will be to issue travel documents and return them back to their home. African migrants held in Libyan detention centers are estimated at close to 20,000.

Speaking on the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) underway in Addis Ababa, the Spokesperson said that South Sudanese parties are expected to reach on agreements to resolve the crisis in that country.

The international community will take the necessary measures if the meeting ends without agreement, he said.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat

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