Post Arrival Registration - Return of Ethiopian Migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (From 5 May 2017 to 31 October 2018)
IOM estimates that above 220,000 individuals were returned to Ethiopia during the reporting period, out of which 176,426* were registered since April, 2017. Since May, 2017, it is estimated that 170,602 (16% voluntary returnees and 84% forced returnees) were registered and profiled upon arrival;
67% of reported migrants were adult and male, returning to Ethiopia involuntarily; 61% of migrants (above 6 years old) had primary level education, and approximately 26% had less than the primary level;
Most migrants were performing jobs involving more physical labor in KSA. 50% of male migrants were performing unskilled manual labor, and other 31% reported being unemployed. 83% of the female migrants were working as housemaids;
61% of the migrants lived in the most populated regions of KSA, and the remaining of the migrants lived in the nearby regions;
The highest flow of people happened from Ar Riyad (26%), Jizan (29%), and Makkah (33%) in KSA, to Tigray (27%), Oromia (31%), and Amhara (32%), in Ethiopia.