Last Updated on 5 months by DIARYNIGRACIA
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has presently the largest number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and the largest Filipino community in the Middle East. Filipinos comprise the fourth largest group of expatriates, approximately 1.8 million scattered to the different parts of the kingdom. They are also the second largest income earners for remittances to the Philippines.
The first documented Filipinos to arrive in 1973 were engineers. About 300,000 job placements have been occupied by Filipinos in the field of medical profession, automotive, construction, technology, telecommunications, processing and transportation. Many were able to bring their families with them and the less than 30 Filipino international schools in Saudi Arabia educated the Filipino children.
Not all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are documented legally. Many of those who entered Saudi Arabia through illegal recruitment end up abused, maltreated, unpaid for their work and other unfortunate circumstances. Many too have escaped from their employers and sought help from the Philippine Embassy. Some have been stranded and some willingly returned to the Philippines.
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