Saudi-bound workers return after flights cancelled midway
The workers were sent back to the country on the same plane from Abu Dhabi airport
More than a hundred devastated Saudi-bound workers have returned home from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday after their flights were suddenly cancelled midway.
Shariful Hasan, head of BRAC's immigration programme, confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
"The sudden shutdown of flights will again hamper the resumption of workers going abroad after Covid-19," he said.
Saudi returnees said they left Bangladesh for Saudi Arabia on an Etihad Airways flight on Sunday. But, as per the announcement of the Saudi government, the flight was cancelled and the workers were sent back to Bangladesh on the same plane from Abu Dhabi airport.
Many of the returnees were seen crying helplessly at the airport as they returned to the country in just one day.
Sabina Akhter and Taslima Akhter, two sisters from Cumilla, said, "We do not know what to do after returning home," they said. Three women from Manikganj were also going to Saudi Arabia with them.
Later, they were arranged to stay in BRAC's Safe Home.