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Kuwait lifts ban on Ethiopian domestic workers
April 3, 2018, 4:17 pm

Kuwait will begin re-hiring the services of Ethiopian domestic workers after a hiatus that lasted for years, its interior ministry announced on Tuesday. The decision has been made after a series of meetings with representatives from the Ethiopian government, the Kuwaiti interior ministry's assistant undersecretary for the citizenship and passports department Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Sabah said in a statement.

He pointed out that this is being done on compassionate grounds as well, with the holy month of Ramadan inching closer, which invariably means more household chores for Kuwaiti families.

The Kuwaiti official made clear that the Ethiopian delegates were apprised of a raft of measures the government has taken to protect the rights of domestic workers. Long a magnet for migrant domestic workers, he went on to say that his country is keen on exploring new opportunities in the domestic work market.

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