1 Ethiopia is working with relevant regional and international stakeholders to return 1,200 nationals stranded in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dina Mufti said on Friday.
2 Thousands of Ethiopians are believed to be trafficked annually to the Middle East seeking better economic opportunities in the informal job markets.
3 Some even crossed the dangerous Red Sea route via neighbouring Djibouti and risking imprisonment and death in Yemen.
4 The Ethiopian government is also working to repatriate 180 nationals now stranded in Lebanon, Mufti said.
5 “The Ethiopian government is working with the Ethiopian consulate in Lebanon to repatriate 180 undocumented Ethiopian nationals living in Lebanon,” he said.
6 Several thousand Ethiopians are believed to reside in Lebanon, mainly engaged in domestic work.
7 Edited By: Fatima Sule/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)