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24 February 2020

Al Sager did not respond to allegations of contract substitution and unpaid wages

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24 February 2020

Kuwait: Indian migrant worker owed wages by construction company Al-Sager; company did not respond

In February 2020, Indian worker Jeelu Prusty alleged that he had been left in Kuwait without owed wages by his employer, Al-Sager Co, after leaving employment. ...

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19 February 2020

Nepali migrant workers in MENA report lax safety measures causing serious workplace injuries, 21 Nepalis currently in comas

Author: Himalayan Times (Nepal)

"21 Nepali workers lying in coma abroad," 19 Feb 2020...

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7 February 2020

Kuwait: UPR notes new worker protections, gaps remain regarding sponsorship and rights awareness

In January 2020, Kuwait underwent its third universal periodic review in front of the Human Rights Council....

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5 February 2020

Africa: Exploitative recruitment agencies and weak bilateral labour migration agreements with Gulf states expose migrant workers to abuses

Author: Michaeal Oche, Leadership (Nigeria)

"Labour Migration to the GCC: African Governments Can Do More To Protect Their Citizens"...

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2 December 2019

Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Gulf abused by unscrupulous recruitment agents

Author: Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service

"Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence," 28 Nov 2019...

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27 November 2019

India: 34,000 migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014; activists criticise lack of protections

Responding to a parliamentary question in November 2019, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedhan disclosed that a total of 33,988 Indian migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014. The country with the highest number of deaths was...

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12 November 2019

Kuwait: 200 Indian workers allege salary delays and deception by recruiter; includes company statement

In May 2019 a video emerged of 35 Indian men claiming to be stranded in Kuwait; a total of 200 Indian migrants were affected. The men alleged that they had been recruited through an agency, Manikya Associates, for jobs with a company called Carriage...

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4 November 2019

Kuwait: Domestic workers traded on Facebook, Google and Apple-owned apps; includes company comments

Author: Owen Pinnell & Jess Kelly, BBC

"Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps," 31 Oct 2019...

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16 October 2019
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