Slavery stands abolished as of 1962 in Saudi Arabia. That is the official line on the subject. The African migrant worker population in Saudi Arabia disagrees.
They tell a different story.
A horrific account of how African workers manage to survive in Saudi Arabia. The highly intolerant country has a history of racism and brutalism towards migrant workers. Those of African descent bear the brunt of it. In 2020, when the first Covid 19 infections started, Saudi officials bundled hundreds of Africans into small halls with inadequate ventilation as a “preventive measure”!
Beatings, sexual abuse, and starvation are quite common treatments from the men and women of the Horn of Africa. Neither their countries of origin nor the so-called “defenders of human rights” countries are bothered by their plight. With their passports confiscated by their employers, there is nothing African migrant workers can do legally in Saudi Arabia.
This scenario holds good only for those who “legally migrate” from Africa. Africans who try and enter Saudi Arabia illegally, face more dire consequences. They include those duped by recruitment firms based in Africa.
Mercy is scarce at the borders of Saudi Arabia, where young men and women from Africa, seeking a better life face slaughter by the Houthi rebels of Yemen. Those who escape this slaughter are shot and killed by Saudi border guards.
Pray for the West to take more steps to prevent Saudi Arabia from getting away with their torture of African Migrant workers. The Bible, Isaiah 5:20