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Sushma Swaraj to help about 10,000 starving Indians in Jeddah

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Published on 30 July 2016 10:55 PM GMT

Sushma Swaraj to help about 10,000 starving Indians in Jeddah
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New Delhi: Indian government has expressed concern over a situation in Saudi Arabia where about 10,000 Indians has been reported to be starving after losing their job.

Swaraj, in a tweet informed the same.

She appealed other Indians who are residing in the Gulf country to show unity by helping their ‘brothers and sisters’. Sushma said General V.K. Singh, who just guided the successful Operation Sankat Mochan, will be reaching Saudi Arabia to sort out the issues as factories are being shut and Indian workers are unpaid from long time.

She informed that Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has been rushed to the Jeddah to oversee the situation.

Food distribution camps, however, are actively providing food.

“Indian consulate officials and community members in Jeddah have provided 15,475 kg of foodstuffs besides cooking ingredients and 1,850 readymade food packets,” said sources.

Active on a tweet of a person living in Saudi Arabia, Swaraj asked Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia to see into the affair where Indians are rendered jobless.

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