Indian Workers stuck in UAE seek evacuation assistance from their home country


UAE has been requesting various countries to evacuate their citizens from the UAE for the past two weeks for their own safety and in order to avoid the mass spread of the virus.

The coronavirus continues to spread, invade countries and take lives, all over the world. Governments around the world are doing their best to manage the crisis and stop the spread of this deadly virus.

Among the difficulties that the governments of different countries encountered in this health crisis: are the stranded migrant workers without a job, after their countries of origin have closed the borders.

Many countries are aware of how dangerous this situation is and how it can lead to widespread disease, felt the responsibility to act, and organized repatriation flights for their stranded citizens in different countries or airports in the world. This was the case for France, Canada, Algeria, Morocco, the United States, and many others.

But many countries in the world did not make any move to bring back home the stranded citizens, who are in big number in certain countries like the case of the UAE, where there are thousands of workers from Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, SriLanka, with expired residence visas and work contracts stuck in different cities in the UAE, with no news from their respective countries regarding when their repatriation can be taken care of.

UAE has been requesting various countries to evacuate their citizens from the UAE for the past two weeks for their own safety and in order to avoid the mass spread of the virus. But nothing was done yet.

An official source in the Ministry of Human Resources said: The Ministry is studying several options, to revise the cooperation terms with countries who refuse to receive their nationals working in the private sector in the UAE, and who wish to return to their countries after their work contracts expired.

The source pointed out that the ministry’s move came after a number of countries did not respond to their citizens wanting to return home under the current circumstances.

Also Read: Dubai-Based Stranded Indian Teen Returning Back After Intervention From Indian, UAE Authorities


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