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26 June 2020

Gilead, AIDS Healthcare Foundation & access to medicines - 2011

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has recently raised concerns about the impacts of Gilead Sciences' pricing for HIV/AIDS drugs on US state drug assistance programmes for the poor:...

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23 June 2020

Threats to communities affected by development banks-funded projects exacerbated by COVID-19 outbreak

Author: Alexandre Andrade Sampaio, International Accountability Project

'The Responsibility of Development Banks: Assist Communities Affected by Bank Projects First', June 6, 2020...

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1 June 2020

Gulf migrant workers rely on relief as states & employers fail to take responsibility during Covid-10 crisis

Author: Rima Kalush, Al Jazeera

"In the Gulf migrant workers bear the brunt of the pandemic," 1 Jun 2020...

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Article
19 May 2020

Kuwait: Thousands of Nepali workers left stranded without pay as employers refuse visa renewals

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post

"He lost his job and wanted to come home. The lockdown killed him." 17 May 2020...

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19 May 2020

Palestinian Construction Workers in Israel Caught Between Indispensable and Disposable

Author: Lucy Garbett, MERIP

"Palestinian Workers in Israel Caught Between Indispensable and Disposable", 12 May 2020...

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18 May 2020

Bahrain: Healthcare costs responsibility of workers & employers, declares MP

Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini, Gulf News (UAE)

"Covid-19: Sponsors should pay for expats' treatment, says senior Bahraini MP Cost of treating expatriate workers [for Covid-19] should be borne by their sponsors... “The state is responsible for providing medical treatment for citizens, but treatme...

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18 May 2020

Kuwait: 23,500 migrant workers "detained" in unsanitary & unsafe conditions under Covid amnesty

Author: Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye

"'Like sardines': Migrant workers suffering in Kuwait's desert detention camps," 15 May 2020...

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18 May 2020

Migrant workers to the Gulf laid off, stranded on unpaid leave & facing wage delays

Author: Sameer Hashmi, BBC Gulf

"Coronavirus leaves Gulf migrant workers stranded," 16 May 2020...

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18 May 2020

Qatar: Indian workers filed 2,000 labour abuse complaints in 10 months to April 2020

Author: Sourodipto Sanyal, News Click (India)

"Over 2,00 complaints filed by Indians on labour rights violation in Qatar since July 2019," 15 May 2020...

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14 May 2020

Indian workers to the Gulf stranded with expired visas while employers withhold passports & salary

Author: Shiba Kurian, The News Minute (India)

"The pandemic has exacerbated the struggles of Indian migrant workers abroad," 14 May 2020...

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