(From AFP)

The Philippines said on Saturday it would within days send government missions to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of jobless Filipinos left stranded across the kingdom after the plunge in oil prices.

Filipino expats in Saudi
Thousands of Filipinos are left without jobs in Saudi Arabia after the plunge in oil prices

The first batch of officials would fly to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday “to provide immediate humanitarian, legal, and other consular assistance to the overseas Filipino workers stranded in work camps across Saudi Arabia,” a foreign department statement said.

The immediate target is to bring aid to “those without food and in dire need of medical care and other support services”, it added.

“A high level delegation of senior Philippine government officials will also be sent soonest to negotiate immediate and long-term solutions with counterparts in the Saudi government,” the statement said. Read More

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