India Rushes to Expat Workers’ Aid in Saudi Arabia

Thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia haven’t been paid for months, prompting the Indian government to hand out food to hungry workers.

The Indian government over the weekend stepped in to assist some 10,000 Indian workers who New Delhi says are without a job, pay and food.

Over the weekend, the Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, set up food-distribution centers near several labor camps where the workers live, and Indian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj dispatched two senior officials to address the issue.

“I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food,” she said on Twitter on Saturday.


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