2.5 million expats earn SR500 or less a month

Cleaners account for a big portion of expatriates in the kingdom receiving very low pay.
Updated 29 July 2016
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2.5 million expats earn SR500 or less a month

RIYADH: Over 2.5 million expatriates earn SR500 or less per month, while nearly 300,000 expats get between SR500 and SR1,000.
The total number of expats earning less than SR1,000 is nearly 5 million, says a report.
The report, issued by the General Organization for Social Insurance for 1436 H, indicates that 34,351 Saudi employees registered with the social security earn less than SR2,000 per month, while 111,694 Saudi employees make less than SR2,500 per month and 16,779 of them SR3,000 or less.
Over 250,000 Saudi employees earn SR10,000 or more per month, while around 230,000 non-Saudis earn the same amount or more monthly.


Major developments to follow Hodeidah's airport liberation: Coalition Spokesperson

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Major developments to follow Hodeidah's airport liberation: Coalition Spokesperson

RIYADH: The Spokesperson for Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that work is in progress with the Yemeni government to r stabilize Hodeidah as soon as possible.

In statements to Al Arabiya News Channel, Wednesday, the spokesman said great developments will happen in Hodaidah when its airport is fully liberated.
Al-Maliki noted that the coalition is exploring all means to to persuade Iran backed Houthi militias to accept the political solution tabled by the UN.

Col. Turki also pointed that there are no human losses reported in the Hodiadah offensive to liberate the airport so far. However, Al-Maliki said Houthis are using civilians as human shields which is against international laws.

“Houthis are preventing civilians from leaving Hodeidah and are using them as human shields in the battle.”

Al-Maliki said the coalition has offered assurances to the international community that it will protect civilians, adding that the coalition has finalized plans to rehabilitate Hodeidah and its vital installations once the war is over.