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Sat - 15 Feb 2020 - 02:40 AM ،،،

AP


  Each year tens of thousands leave their homes in rural Ethiopia hoping to make it to Saudi Arabia. The migrants dream of earning enough to escape poverty by working as laborers, housekeepers, servants, construction workers and drivers in the kingdom.

But even if they reach their destination, there is no guarantee they can stay; the kingdom often expels them. Over the past three years, the IOM reported 9,000 Ethiopians were deported each month.

Many migrants have made the journey multiple times in what has become an unending loop of arrivals and deportations.