Govt now allows partial deployment of OFWs to Ethiopia

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 19) — The government has partially lifted the deployment ban to Ethiopia, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Acting presidential spokesperson Sec. Martin Andanar said the decision came after the crisis alert level in the East African country was downgraded from 4 to 2.

“The government has partially lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Ethiopia based on the board resolution made by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, this after the alert level in Ethiopia was lowered from four to two,” said Andanar in a public briefing.

The Philippines imposed a total deployment ban to Ethiopia last year due to conflict between its government and insurgents.

Under alert level 2, the government only allows OFWs with existing contracts to return to their host country.