382 Ugandans who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia have successfully repatriated back home after spending weeks and months with no where to go as immigrant workers and students.
These were repatriated aboard a Saudi Arabian Airlines special flight no SV 3459 which departed King Khalid International Airport at 03:45 hrs and expected to arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 8:15 pm this evening.
This repatriation was initiated by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and facilitated by Uganda Embassy in Riyadh and other authorities in Uganda such as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Works and Transport.
Given the high numbers of stranded Ugandans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries of accreditation under Uganda Embassy Riyadh, similar arrangements are being worked out to have more Ugandans repatriated.
To date, a total of 557 Ugandans stranded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been repatriated out of 1800 Ugandan who have registered with the Embassy from all its countries of accreditation.