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Nepali maids dumped outside embassy in Saudi 26, May 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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Arab News reports that Nepali maids are being dumped outside their embassy in Riyadh at a rate of two per day. Their employers, often paying them around £75 per month, dump them to avoid paying their tickets back home and paying a fine if/when the maid overstays their visa. The Embassy reported that of six women that the Embassy repatriated “three were physically sick of mentally deranged.”

Curiously enough, these maids are on the ‘luckier’ end of the scale. Many more are, as I wrote only yesterday, essentially confined to the houses and a seemingly high proportion of maids are severely mistreated. These kinds of issues are a true cancer prevalent throughout the Gulf with no cure whatsoever in sight.

Hat tip: al bab

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