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New Delhi: More than 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing a financial crisis, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

The number of Indian workers facing financial crisis in Saudi Arabia is over ten thousand, Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

"It is not 800 as is being reported," she said.

She appealed to the expatriate Indian population in Saudi Arabia to "help your brothers and sisters".

"There is nothing mightier than the collective will of Indian nation," Sushma Swaraj said.

Earlier on Saturday, she said that a large number of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

"The employers have not paid wages, closed down their factories," she said, adding that Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh would be going to Saudi Arabia to sort out the issue.

She stated this in response to a tweet from a man who said that over 800 jobless Indians have been stranded in Jeddah.

"We have asked the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to serve you food in Jeddah," Sushma Swaraj said.

"My colleague @Gen_VKSingh is reaching Saudi Arabia to sort out all such matters," she stated.

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar would be taking up the issue with the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities, she said.

"I am monitoring this on hourly basis," Sushma Swaraj said in another tweet.