UN Amplifies Ethiopian Migrant Detainees’ Cries for Help in Saudi Arabia


By Tigist Geme/VOA September 18, 2020 The prospect of paid work and higher lives lured Teshome and Kadir from their native Ethiopia, their hopes pinned on Saudi Arabia. As a substitute, the 2 younger males have spent not less than 5 months idled and anguished, confined in one of many kingdom’s migrant detention facilities. They worry they’ll by no means get out alive. “Our state of affairs is above that of the lifeless and under the dwelling,” Teshome, 21, informed VOA in telephone interviews from a middle within the Saudi port metropolis of Jizan. Complaining of meager rations of rice, bread and water, no bedding, and crowded,


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