Indonesian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Thousands of migrant workers live in Gulf country illegally after their work visas run out.

    Indonesia has sent a special team to Saudi Arabia after thousands of undocumented Indonesian workers rioted outside its consulate in Jeddah.

    The workers are trapped in Saudi, living illegally, because either their visas have run out, or they have lost their jobs.

    Part of the problem is a new law which forces companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers, pushing many foreigners out of work.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.