Jeddah University in Saudi Arabia has informed Yemeni academics that their contracts are to be terminated, as part of a new Saudi campaign against Yemeni expatriates living in the kingdom, well-informed sources report.
According to the sources, Saudi Arabia is continuing the process of deporting Yemeni expatriates from Asir, Jizan and Najran, with the process now expanding to other areas.
According to Human Right Watch (HRW). Saudi authorities have began to terminate contracts of Yemeni professionals since July, often forcing them to move to wartorn Yemen.
HRW stressed that Saudi authorities “should suspend this decision and allow Yemenis to remain in Saudi Arabia with the ability to work.”
Hundreds of workers from Yemen living in the southern regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been informed that it has been decided to fire them from their employment, Reuters reported.
In a report Reuters published, the agency referred to several cases in which Yemenis working in the medical fields as well as academics and others in the southern region of the Kingdom were laid off.
The exact number of the expelled personnel is not known, but the agency indicated that there are probably hundreds of them.
Officials in Saudi institutions said that they did not receive any justification for these government orders. The Global Union of Yemeni Communities has launched an international prosecution campaign against the Saudi authorities’ decision in response.