Christian Lacap, 31, is from the Philippines and has worked in Saudi Arabia for the past seven years. He is among the exodus of single men leaving. Photo: Salwan Georges/Washington Post

Saudi Arabia encouraged foreign workers to leave – and the resulting exodus has left the country struggling

  • Rising costs, as part of an overhaul of the economy intended to make Saudi Arabia less dependent on oil, have hit low-wage foreign workers hard
  • The result has been a massive exodus of foreigners from the labour force
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Christian Lacap, 31, is from the Philippines and has worked in Saudi Arabia for the past seven years. He is among the exodus of single men leaving. Photo: Salwan Georges/Washington Post
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