Over 50,000 Illegal Ethiopian Workers Sent Home from Saudi Arabia

Yahoo! News, November 26, 2013

Ethiopia has flown home over 50,000 citizens in Saudi Arabia after a crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich state, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

“We projected the initial number to be 10,000 but it is increasing,” foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told AFP, adding that the final total once the mass airlift ends is now expected to be around 80,000.

Ethiopia started repatriating citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia after a seven-month amnesty period to formalise their status expired on November 4, sparking violent protests between Saudi police and Ethiopian migrants preparing to leave the country.

The Ethiopian government said three of its citizens were killed in clashes.

Dina said the government is spending $2.6 million (1.9 million euros) on the repatriation programme to bring citizens home, the majority women.

Ethiopia has said relations with Saudi Arabia remain “sisterly”, with Dina saying the government’s main priority was to bring citizens home.

“We are focussing on the repatriation . . . we have not evaluated that one, we have not assessed that,” he said, referring to Ethio-Saudi ties.

Large numbers of Ethiopians–often women seeking domestic work–travel to the Middle East each year looking for jobs.

Around 200,000 women sought work abroad in 2012, according to Ethiopia’s ministry of labour and social affairs.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said many face physical and mental abuse, low pay, discrimination and poor working conditions.

Reports of mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has sparked outrage in Ethiopia.

In an emotional speech this month, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said the government was in “around the clock crisis management” mode trying to bring citizens back.

With 91 million citizens, Ethiopia is Africa’s most populous country after Nigeria, but also one of the continent’s poorest, with the majority of people earning less than two dollars a day.

Around 27 percent of women and 13 percent of men are unemployed, according to the ILO.


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  • Spartacus

    “With 91 million citizens, Ethiopia is Africa’s most populous country
    after Nigeria, but also one of the continent’s poorest, with the
    majority of people earning less than two dollars a day.”


    In 1950, Ethiopia’s population was about 2 million smaller than Romania’s at the same time . Today, it’s about 70 million bigger . Such are the consequences of stupid Whites who keep feeding these things…

    • ThomasER916

      Actually, the problem with Romania was communism. I have friends how live there now and one who never left. The communists were HORRIBLE to the Romanians, destroying their families, beating women, and sending children to die in labor camps. My friend Inya told me about the abortion in Romania. Life was so terrible they had to make abortion illegal because no one wanted to have a child when the government would ship them off to a labor camps. Of course, the Left is still pushing abortion “rights”, even to this day.

      You need to see the movie “Bless You Prison” It’s a powerful portrayal of what happens in a white Christian nation when your culture, heritage, and history are being eradicated.

      • Spartacus

        Dude, i’m Romanian, I don’t need to see any movies to know what happened. And your friend knows a lot of misinformation about Romania…

  • benvad

    It’s Bob Geldof’s fault, really. All of those bleeding heart Irish/Jews trying to have a symbiotic grievance against British (WASP elites). Now these leftist want to punish the white MAN, for all his sins.

    Now Ireland is being swamped because of their good hearts, that saying “no good deed goes unpunished”, is so à propos.

  • 48224

    How about paying some of their relatives here to be sterilzed? This should be done for all unproductive, low IQ people no mater what color they are.

    • ThomasER916

      I’d rather have low IQ whites breeding. The odd thing about genetics is there are traits that may not be express in all children but still present in some. The problem I’d have with sterilizing whites in America is the “redneck” or Christian (esp Mormon) is virulently hated. Philo Farnsworth was everything hated by today’s standards. Mormons have had remarkable success at breeding intelligent, fertile whites. Philo was like the 2nd coming of Tesla but little is known about him since there was no rivalry.

      Today’s popular opinions and ideas are so unbelievably wrong I wouldn’t want anyone sterilizing any whites.

      • 48224

        Well, iin case you haven’t noticed, the dumbest people have the most kids and the smartest have the fewest. We are all headed in the wrong direction.
        It is true that dumb parents MAY have a smart kid but not likely. Breeding is like Vegas….just play the odds.

  • Jesse James

    But I thought there was no such thing as “illegals”? Why does Saudi Arabia get to treat poor workers as subhumans and deport them? Aren’t the Saudis rich, shouldn’t they be doing their part to spread the wealth around? I mean other than paying whores and gambling, surely they could support a few tens of thousands when America is taking on tens of millions of poor immigrants.

    Honestly though wouldn’t it be hard to wipe the smile off your face for a month or so if you woke up tomorrow and Drudge had a headline, “US to send 50,000 (fill in the blank with non-white immigrants of choice) back to their country of origin”

  • kjh64

    “The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said many face physical and mental abuse, low pay, discrimination and poor working conditions”

    But I thought Islam was the “religion of peace”?

  • kjh64

    “Reports of mistreatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has sparked outrage in Ethiopia.”

    Well, Ethiopia shows more concern for its’ citizens than America does for hers.

    • benvad

      Do whatever they have to do, we ought to beat them like the Mafia used to. Beat them until they understand.

  • bigone4u

    Africans want to be anywhere but Africa. And who can blame them. Even a low IQ savage has seen enough TV and movies to know that the rest of the world has streets paved with gold. Africa’s streets are paved with dung, but the Africans don’t have enough sense to sweep away the dung and build something on their own. They want our stuff.

  • RHG

    After I got out of the US Army (my 1st go around with “diversity” and “multicultism”) in 1980 I moved to Dallas Tx and it was my 1st time around Ethiopians and my 2nd round with “diversity” and “multcultism”,I was 22 yrs old. I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but realized very early they didn’t like American blacks. Fast forward and I am now 55 yrs old and we are still emptying out the country of Ethiopia and I have no doubt, at some point, these people will wind up in the city of Dallas (still).. or somewhere else in America. I guess my point is this, at what point in time do we stop empyting out the the country of Ethiopia?

  • ThomasER916

    I’ve known many Ethiopians and most are not brutish. Granted most of what I’m about to say is purely anecdotal but I have found Ethiopians not nearly as violent as the average black American. In Sacramento there’s an Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The structure is impressive, clean, and well maintained. There’s never problems with the congregation or their property. If I compared them to ANY black properties in Sacramento you would immediately see the difference.

    When I was in the Marines I had to conduct several culture and terrain studies. Ethiopian protests are generally not violent, but that depends on the people. The problems in Ethiopia, especially poverty, come from the Muslims and tribes moving in and out. This leads me to believe that Kevin MacDonald was correct concerning culture and breeding. There are tribes in Ethiopia that cannot compete outside of the jungle, while Muslims make violence and plunder part of daily life. Driving through Ethiopia is like traveling through time. You see a fairly modern city, then a post-apocalyptic wasteland, then the lost tribes.

    • Chris Granzow XI

      I think part of it is because they’re not 100% sub-saharan african. Most eritreans and ethiopians seem to be a mixture of red sea arabs and black africans.

    • M.

      Ethiopians were Semites initially, and they still have considerable Semitic admixture.

      • ThomasER916

        They have a lot of Roman blood as well from their second wave of Christian conversions. The first converts were the Jews, the second converts in the 4th century were primarily non-Jews. The point is that traits are preserved through culture. A brutish, barbaric culture that favors strength and aggressiveness will use social pressure to reinforce this. Traits like high intelligence don’t survive long enough to flourish. I believe this is why rape is an instinct rather than an abnormality in Africans and Arabs. Islam is a rape culture, in spite of the lunatic ravings of feminists. In a society where rape is protected then the instincts to rape will be passed on. The whole of Africa is a rape fest, a virtual Rapapalooza, passing along the propensity in males to be brutish, dull, socio-pathic, and very low impulse controls.

        A two hundred years ago if that 14 year old’s rape and murder of his teacher occurred in the America he would have been killed. There would have been no discussion or bleeding hearts. There’s a good chance his entire family would have been killed. This what serves as an evolutionary strategy – the elimination of bad traits for a modern society (low-IQ, brutishness, low impulse controls). We talk about “assimilation” but in many ways that is a Lamarckian argument and it needs to be described as such.

      • Bossman

        No! they were always black. The earliest historians described them as black. They are Blacks who’ve had periodic injections of Semitic admixture into their gene pool.

        • Jefferson

          Have you noticed that a lot of Ethiopians and Somalis have huge foreheads ? A lot of them look like their head is swollen.

      • “Hamitic” is the word you are looking for, I believe.

  • Bossman

    Note well: most of these migrants are women. Saudi Arabia is still a very brutish place and no place for any freedom-loving man.

  • MBlanc46

    I hate to say anything good about Saudi Arabia or its regime, but their immigration policy should serve as a model for the world.

  • Memo to the British Government…….”See! it can be done after all!”

    The moral of the story seems to be that to effectively deal with these problems, you need to treat them like crap, not give them anything, discriminate extremely against them being in the country, make their lives hard work (so hard work it gains a reputation in the sending populations to stay away), do not ever fulfil an amnesty (do not back down even after deaths and rioting) and, to top it all, get the receiving nation to pay for the flights back!

    That’s clearly the way to do it.

    Israel and Saudi Arabia seem to do it fine…..well, to my knowledge the ‘racist sniffing bloodhound’ that is the BBC has not had either one of these mass deportations featured on their TV or Radio news outlets anyway………

    …..I guess it might give the natives a wrong idea that things actually are possible in this world when people put their mind to it…..

    As for the Ethiopians, I suggest they all go and live with Bob Geldoff at his house – seeing as they are probably products of his handiwork.

  • Greg Thomas

    No mention of Saudi Arabia having to offer each Ethiopian $3500 to leave the country.

    • Sounds like a bargain in the long run.

      • Greg Thomas

        I agree, but what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the illegal invaders do not get in line for a second helping of tax payer dollars? If you catch my drift.

    • PesachPatriot

      Saudi Arabia isn’t held to the same standards as Israel and western countries…people expect barbarism and cruelty from arabs as a matter of course….

  • Wouldn’t beheading them have been cheaper?

  • Katherine McChesney

    Meaning they are Roman Catholic.

  • PesachPatriot

    I can’t blame the saudis for wanting to go to bahrain to party and drink for the weekend…living in a theocratic sharia state must be exhausting…..Their society may seem bizarre to us, but I bet muhammad and omar would know how to put an end to the knockout game and flash mobs pretty quickly….

  • Jesse James

    I agree completely and admire them for having the backbone and sense of cultural identity that they value and work to preserve. I meant my statement to be a bit sarcastic and over the top.

  • benvad

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Funny our cultural enrichment with all these foreign monkeys, has to do with dining. That’s what they’re always yapping about, on CNN with the likes of Anthony Bourdain.

    Well if destroying our culture is due to cuisine, well then, the hell with it all. Let’s just eat lousy english fare, as boring as it is.