Indian consulate in Saudi distributes over 15k kg food among crisis-hit workers

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Jeddah, Aug 2: The Indian consulate here reportedly distributed over 15,000 kilograms of food items among the crisis-affected Indians over the weekend with help of local Indian nationals.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said several Indians lost jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and were yet to get the wages from their employers. [India to bring back 10,000 workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj]

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She also assured on Twitter that not a single Indian worker would be left to starve and sent one of her deputy ministers VK Singh to the West Asian country. [Saudi Arabia's dreaded Kafala system which plagues Indian workers]

Low oil prices have hit the economy forcing the Saudi Arabian government to cut down on spending as a result of which thousands of Indian workers employed in services, manufacturing and construction sectors lost their jobs.

Around 3 million Indians are employed in the three abovementioned sectors in Saudi Arabia.

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