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Government being called for scraping off NHS surcharges for migrant workers, called as ‘moral injustice’

Government being called for scraping off NHS surcharges for migrant workers, called as ‘moral injustice’

Migrant activists and organizations are requesting the government to extend NHS surcharge waiver to all migrant workers including teachers, bus drivers and charity workers. This is after Boris Johnson government, taking a policy U- turn,…

Migrant workers
Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

With the extension of travel restrictions across the South Western border of U.S. with Mexico, the asylum seekers are going to be the most affected. The migrant activists say that setting foot on the U.S.…

Migrant workers
India set’s up migrant workers database

India set’s up migrant workers database

Millions of internal migrants are stranded in the midst of the lockdown in India and the lack of reliable data has exasperated their suffering. The biggest lockdown in the world in nearly its two-month mark…

Migrant workers
Singapore to Lift Restrictions on Migrant Workers from June

Singapore to Lift Restrictions on Migrant Workers from June

Singapore has decided to lift the restrictions on migrant workers starting June. These restrictions were put in place aiming to control coronavirus infection spread. A senior minister has asked the public not to be alarmed…

Embassies
Indonesian Embassy assists in repatriation of migrant workers from Brunei

Indonesian Embassy assists in repatriation of migrant workers from Brunei

98 Indonesian migrant workers returned to their home country from Brunei Darussalam with the efforts of the Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan earlier in May. The Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Dr Sujatmiko led…

Migrant workers
Congress Tables Motion in Parliament for Initiating Repatriation of Nepali Migrants

Congress Tables Motion in Parliament for Initiating Repatriation of Nepali Migrants

A motion of public importance was registered in Nepalese Parliament on Monday. The motion was tabled for seeking safe repatriation of Nepali migrant workers stranded in various countries. This motion was proposed by Nepali Congress…

Migrant workers
COVID -19 pandemic: Nepalese workers stare at an uncertain future in Qatar

COVID -19 pandemic: Nepalese workers stare at an uncertain future in Qatar

According to a report by human rights group Amnesty International, Qatar detained and expelled about 300 migrant workers in March 2020, after they were taken away for coronavirus testing.   The detainment and expulsion of Nepali…

Labour rights
Qatar Marginalise Migrant Population Even Amidst Corona Virus

Qatar Marginalise Migrant Population Even Amidst Corona Virus

Migrant workers are worst hit especially in Gulf countries that are not willing to take care of them, even in the trying times of corona virus. Reports are coming in that low wage migrant workers…

Labour rights
In Qatar migrant workers beg for food,  “The Guardian” reports

In Qatar migrant workers beg for food, “The Guardian” reports

Migrant workers are begging for food in Qatar.  In more than 20 interviews with the British The Guardian, workers in the World Cup 2020 host nation say they are forced to beg for food, following…

Migrant workers
16 Migrant Labourers Crushed to Death by Freight Train in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra

16 Migrant Labourers Crushed to Death by Freight Train in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra

16 migrant labourers hailing from Madhya Pradesh were crushed to death by a goods train in the wee hours on Friday morning. This incident happened between Jalna and Aurangabad districts about 260 km from Pune.…