India Sends Food For Stranded Workers In Saudi Arabia

July 31, 2016 11:11 pm0 commentsViews: 163

More than 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have been aided with food from their own government after they were laid off due to slow growth in the country.

India Sends Food For Stranded Workers In Saudi Arabia

It is said the fall in oil prices have negatively affected the growth of Saudi Arabia and workers have been left out without salaries for months and even without the ample money to buy food.

The Indian consulate in the port city of Jeddah distributed 16,000 kg of food to the starving workers.

India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj meanwhile has also appealed to the Indian community on social networking site to help fellow Indians in Saudi Arabia.

She tweeted, “I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food.”

Initial investigations found thousands of people were starving in Saudi Arabia and also in Kuwait.

According to Indian media, Saudi Oger firm has not paid to workers for past seven months. It had employed around 4,000 workers from India.

Indian Consul General Mohammad Noor Rehman Sheikh said the Saudi Oger company has also stopped providing food to the workers.

Junior Foreign Minister VK Singh is learned to be visiting Saudi Arabia to begin repatriation process.

Swaraj said stranded workers will be evacuated from Saudi Arabia.

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