Ethiopia: Govt Bans the Travel of Citizens Overseas for Employment

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The government of Ethiopia has temporarily banned the travel of citizens overseas for employment. It has also provisionally barred the work permit of agencies facilitating such travels. According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, countless Ethiopians have lost their dear lives and undergone untold physical and psychological traumas due to illegal human trafficking.

And the government has taken various measures to curb the loss incurred due to the problem. It set up a national council and a taskforce meant to educate the public and caution illegal human traffickers. The measures taken so far could not help address the problem effectively, the statement said.

Hence, the government has temporarily banned the travel of citizens for employment overseas. It has also provisionally barred the work permit of agencies facilitating such travels. The decision is meant to safeguard the wellbeing of citizens and is effective until a lasting solution is sought for the problem.

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