Watch BBC Africa Eye’s “We Make It Or We Die” documentary below.
Every year tens of thousands of Ethiopians begin the perilous 2,000 kilometer trek from their home country to Saudi Arabia, attempting to cross mountains, deserts, the Red Sea and even a war zone.
Some of these migrants describe how they face robbery, extortion, and starvation in temperatures of around 50 degrees.
Many die along the way, while others fall short and end up begging on the streets.
BBC Africa Eye brings you the story of some of those who risk it all.