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Pakistan raises migrant workers’ overdue salaries with Qatar’s Labor Ministry

Pakistan raises migrant workers’ overdue salaries with Qatar’s Labor Ministry

Pakistan has taken cognizance of the human rights abuse of Pakistani migrant workers who were employed in Qatar to build the FIFA World Cup stadiums and called on the administration of the Gulf state to…

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India aims to provide affordable housing to its migrant workers: Report

India aims to provide affordable housing to its migrant workers: Report

The Modi government is working on providing affordable rental housing complexes to migrant workers, labourers, daily-wage workers in the unorganized sectors in the urban sector. According to a report published in the Indian news platform,…

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Italy to regularize thousands of migrant workers

Italy to regularize thousands of migrant workers

In Italy, the debate on the regularization of immigrant workers starts today. From June 16th, the discussion on Decree 34/2020 “Relaunch” will come to the heart of the Budget Committee in Parliament. The Italian parliamentarians…

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Migrant Workers Remittance Might Drop Miserably In 2020

Migrant Workers Remittance Might Drop Miserably In 2020

It has been estimated that due to the Covid-19 situation that has led to prolonged periods of lockdown, the remittance that migrant workers usually sent back home to their families is going to drop by…

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UAE might suspend visas for migrants from Nepal, Bangladesh & Nigeria over dilly-dallying of repatriation drives

UAE might suspend visas for migrants from Nepal, Bangladesh & Nigeria over dilly-dallying of repatriation drives

The United Arab Emirates is considering the option of suspending the visas of migrants workers hailing from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. Though UAE government has not released any official statement in this regard but according…

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Post – COVID, China plans to train 14m migrant workers

Post – COVID, China plans to train 14m migrant workers

China recently unveiled a massive job training program for its migrant workers as the economy has opened after months of lockdown due to coronavirus infection.  The program will target 14 million migrant workers. According to…

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Migrants attempt to cross English Channel on a surfboard, intercepted and returned to France

Migrants attempt to cross English Channel on a surfboard, intercepted and returned to France

Using a windsurfing board as a raft and shovels as paddles, four migrants attempted to cross the English Channel. They were however returned back to France after alerting the coastguard. These migrants were on two…

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COVID-19 continues to spread exponentially between migrant workers in Qatari labour camps

COVID-19 continues to spread exponentially between migrant workers in Qatari labour camps

Doha recorded 1,716 COVID-19 new cases and 4 new deaths. According to Worldometer, the total cases in Qatar from the beginning of the pandemic are 73,595, 66 the deaths, while 49,413 patients recovered. Qatar is…

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Indian migrant workers in Qatar reach out to Indian embassy for aid against exploitation

Indian migrant workers in Qatar reach out to Indian embassy for aid against exploitation

Indian migrant workers in Qatar reached out to Indian embassy for help after being stranded in the country with no job, no medical assistance and no hygiene. Thousands of the workers who are living in…

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Indian Migrant Workers Plight: Rights body approaches Top Court

Indian Migrant Workers Plight: Rights body approaches Top Court

India’s top human rights body has approached the Supreme Court to look into the plight of migrant labourers, millions of whom have been stranded in different parts of the country due to COVID lockdown. The…