Migrant Labor

Quarter of a Million Rohingya Face a Choice: Saudi Jail or a Massacre in Myanmar

Hanif Hasan is a 25-year-old Rohingya Muslim living in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He has been unemployed for two years and hasn’t left home for a month, fearing arrest. “It’s hard even to breathe here,” Hasan says. “Every moment feels like it might be the last.” On November 15, the Saudi Interior Ministry launched a plan to supervise […]

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Bangladesh UAE

Reforming the Manpower Export Sector is Necessary to Retain Expatriate Remittance Inflow

Overcoming a bunch of obstacles, the dreamy journeyof migrant workers starts from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The economy of Bangladesh and prosperity of Bangladesh are connected with the dream. Experts say that because of the reason reform in manpower export sector is necessary to make this dream journey irresistible. Manpower export in several countries including UAE has […]

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Pakistan UAE

What Is Happening to Migrant Workers in the UAE

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the state provides a great amount of cover for big construction companies and other companies hiring migrant workers. For instance, the UAE, along with other Gulf countries, use the “Kafala” system to keep track of their migrant labourers. This system gives private companies the authority to issue work visas […]

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UAE

Dubai: Look beyond the glitter to see the sorrow of migrant workers …

Behind the spanking new skyscrapers lies the sad truth for immigrant workers. Dubai’s labour laws are unkind. Dubai has undergone a massive transformation, from a fishing and pearl diving centre on the shores of the gulf, to an ultra-modern city-state of today in a matter of just a few decades. Modern Dubai is a cosmopolitan […]

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Bangladesh Migrant Labor UAE

Will Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf Ever Be Safe From Abuse

JAHANARA* HAD HAD enough. For a year, the Bangladeshi cook had been working 12 to 16 hours a day, eating only leftovers and sleeping on the kitchen floor of her employer’s Abu Dhabi home – all for half the salary she had been promised. She had to prepare four fresh meals a day for the eight-member […]

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Bangladesh

Manpower export sector in the hand of the brokers

In Bangladesh, the manpower export sector is basically broker controlled and captivated byvarious irregularities. From renowned agencies to general brokers and so called local agencies try do business in this sector. These agencies and brokers follow deceitful ways and irregularities to send workers abroad. However, corrupted system, bureaucratic complexity and opaque policy of the government institutions compel […]

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Bangladesh

Inefficiency in Work Puts Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in adverse condition

The life outside the country is unfamiliar, the language there is unknown and the people are strangers. Most of the migrant workers cannot even talk to their employers. Lack of efficiency of the workers and the limitation of inability to make others understand their problems have made the worker-employer relationship very bitter. This bitter relationship […]

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