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Monday, March 1, 2021

Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus crisis appeal for help

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Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus crisis appeal for help
Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus crisis appeal for help

Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus crisis appeal for help

Filipino migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia after their jobs ended because of the coronavirus pandemic appealed for help this week.

Footage shows the ailing workers in masks holding placards that bear the name of their recruitment agencies.

The private agencies allegedly failed to provide assistance in bringing them home to the Philippines after they were laid off on March 31.

Grey Virgo Guevarra recorded the video of his fellow workers in a migrant shelter in King Salman Road, Riyadh.

She said: "We want to return to our country safely and get our unpaid salary for three months.

We are hoping that the government will help us." The government has earlier established a sub-task unit to help repatriate the affected Filipino workers stuck abroad during the Covid-19 crisis.

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