The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has banned domestic workers from Ethiopia from travelling to the country.
The ban came into effect from December 11 and will continue to do so “until further notice.”
According to the reports, the ban has also been implemented in other countries with whom their government doesn’t have bilateral relations.
An official consulate member told Khaleej Times that the UAE and Ethiopia are currently working in drafting an MoU to protect the rights of Ethiopian domestic workers in the UAE.
As many as 400 Ethiopian workers enter the country each day
“We will resume sending domestic workers after signing agreements with countries in order to provide sufficient protection to domestic workers and facilitate fair domestic labour contracts,” the official said.
The rationale behind this decision is to end illegal recruitment practices and human trafficking.