More than 100 Bangladeshi female migrants have returned home from Saudi Arabia claiming their employers used to abuse them.
Female employees alleged that they were tolerating sexual, physical and psychological harassment in Saudi Arabia by their employers. While many claimed that they had been work without any salary.
According to the international development organization based in Bangladesh, BRAC, some 45 employees reached on evening flights on Monday whereas 65 female workers were at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at night.
The head of BRAC’s migration program, Shariful Hasan, told Bangladeshi female migrants had been living in the safe house run by Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh.
Moreover, the organization said that in the current year total of 900 female employees return Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia adding that last year the number was more than 1300.
Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, Additional Secretary of Migration Welfare wing of Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment said, in a primary inquiry, migrants complained that they were not given comfortable environment as some faced job issues while several faced abuse.
Dr. Ahmed concluded they have paid the costs of their return and ready to provide financial assistance if needed.
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