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Monday, 01 August 2016 - 6:39
'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia
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India's foreign minister says that more than 10,000 Indian nationals laid off in Saudi Arabia are facing a "food crisis".

Sushma Swaraj said "large numbers" of Indians had lost their jobs in the kingdom, leaving them with not enough money to buy food. 

The Indian community in Jeddah, with the government's help, has distributed food to those in need at the weekend.

Growth has slowed in Saudi Arabia as the country suffers the effect of lower oil prices.

Swaraj appealed on Twitter for the three-million-strong Indian community in the country to "help their fellow brothers and sisters".

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