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120 more Bangladeshi workers sent back from KSA

  • Published at 01:18 pm October 5th, 2019
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File photo of Migrant workers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka Tribune

With Thursday's batch of returning migrants, a total of 250 workers have returned within the last two days

A further 120 Bangladeshi workers have been sent back home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Bangladesh.

An SV 804 flight of Saudi Airlines, carrying the 120 workers, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:25pm on Friday.

With Thursday's batch of 130 returning migrants, a total of 250 workers have now come back to Bangladesh within the last two days, amid KSA’s crackdown on undocumented workers.

Brac Migration Program, with the help of the Expatriate Welfare desk, has provided emergency services to the migrants. 

However, several workers have alleged that they were forced to come back despite having legal documents.

Worker Anwar Hossain, from Doha upazila of Dhaka, who returned on Friday, said he had a work permit for a further 11 months.

However, the owner of the shop where he used to work still sent him away.

Many other workers had similar complaints.

A few have said they were detained by Saudi police while they were returning to their living quarters, and their employees refused to take any responsibilities for them. 

Instead, they were taken to deportation camps.

On the other hand, a lot of the workers were deported for not having legal documents. 

Until now, Saudi Arabia has sent home almost 11,000-12,000 Bangladeshi workers this year.