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‘29,000 Indian men among 148,000 expats deported from Kuwait in 6 years’

Ethiopians top list of women ousted from country

KUWAIT CITY, July 10: The Ministry of Interior between 2013 and 2019 has deported about 148,000 expatriates of various nationalities, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, those deported are the violators of residence and labor laws, criminals and others.

The source pointed out men outnumbered women among the deportees with men accounting for 88,000 and women about 60,000. The source pointed out during the six years 29,000 Indian men were deported, which is the single largest community, followed by Egyptians, 16,000; then came in the Bangladeshis, 14,000; Sri Lankans and Nepalese 5,000; Ethiopians 4,000, the Filipinos 1,700 and the rest of people of different nationalities.

Among the women the Ethiopians ranked first with 14,000, Filipinos 13.5 thousand, Sri Lankans 12,000, by Indians 7,000, Nepalese 5,000, Egyptians 400, Bangladeshis 200, and the rest other nationalities.

The source emphasized that the administrative of the Deportation Department is making strenuous efforts to deport expatriates, in coordination with other bodies such as the Ports Department and the Criminal Evidences Department represented by the Department of Personal Investigation, the Public Administration of Correctional Institutions, the Execution of Judgments and the General Administration of Immigration, Preventive Security and Rescue Patrols.

The source stressed that the deportation department is governed by binding controls and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khalid Jarrah and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Essam Al-Nham are keen to see that no one is subjected to injustice or arbitrariness.

The source reiterated the Kuwaiti authorities’ keenness to abide by international standards in deporting expatriates. The source explained there are expatriates who are awaiting deportation since the situation in their country is unstable at the moment.

The source pointed out that when the expatriates inform the Kuwaiti authorities that traveling to their home country is dangerous, such cases are fully studied and if true, international organizations or the UNHCR committee are notified. Included in the deportation records are those who voluntarily opted to leave the country.

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