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S Arabia expels thousands of Yemeni workers

Officials confirm that thousands have been deported after a controversial change in labour law.

Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 10:40
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Saudi Arabia has expelled thousands of Yemeni workers in an attempt to tackle its own employment crisis.

Officials confirm that thousands of Yemeni expatriates have been deported after a controversial change in the Saudi labour law, designed to curb the overwhelming number of foreign workers flooding the country.

Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world, and depends on remittances from its migrant workers.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the town of Harad.

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