An Ethiopian woman working as a maid in Dubai was left homeless and penniless after her employee threw her out of the house without paying her for three months work. Destitute and depressed, the woman, 24, known only as AM, stood in the middle of a road to be hit by a car. The government promptly acted in the tragic act. The woman was gently moved to the side the road and arrested. She will now face a fine of Dh1000.
When confronted by an officer, AM admitted that she wanted to end her life after being told that she would not receive a cent for three months work. She had asked for her pay to be sent to her family in Ethiopia but the sponsor simply said that he did not have the money and kicked her out. She did not have anywhere to go and did not even know the address of the house or how to contact the Dubai agency that brought her to the country.
We have seen previous stories where these women live in Middle Eastern countries and never leave the home.