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Why Hong Kong Wants Foreign Migrants To Be Vaccinated First

Why Hong Kong Wants Foreign Migrants To Be Vaccinated First

Hong Kong migrant workers are up and arms against the government decision to make vaccine immunization compulsory for foreign workers.  They have called the move ‘discriminatory and unjust’. According to Health officials, there were plans…

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Louisiana seafood workers file suit against unjust wage rule

Louisiana seafood workers file suit against unjust wage rule

Crawfish workers in Louisiana Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging a joint US Labor Department (DOL) and Homeland Security rule that allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers at low wages. Filed in the US…

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Biden expands seasonal worker visas quota in US by 22,000

Biden expands seasonal worker visas quota in US by 22,000

The Biden administration has increased the number of US visas for seasonal workers under the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program to 22,000. Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a statement approving 22,000…

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In India, COVID upturn deals a hefty blow to migrant workers

In India, COVID upturn deals a hefty blow to migrant workers

Due to the second and disastrous wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, rural migrants in India are subjected to job losses and food insecurities. As per local media reports, migrant workers from metropolitans like Delhi and…

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Europe shows concern over 18,000 missing child migrants but lacks action and inter-nation cooperation

Europe shows concern over 18,000 missing child migrants but lacks action and inter-nation cooperation

In a recently published investigation report, the Guardian along with the ‘Lost in Europe’ unveiled the tragic account of over 18,000 child migrants who were missing in Europe. The report, which despite all the efforts…

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Migrants rush back home as their fear extends amid Delhi’s mini lockdown

Migrants rush back home as their fear extends amid Delhi’s mini lockdown

Many migrant workers in the National Capital have started heading for trains and buses to head back home as they again fear losing their jobs like 2020 nationwide lockdown. The mini lockdown announced by the…

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41 migrants sink off Tunisian coast in pursuit to cross Mediterranean Sea and enter Europe

41 migrants sink off Tunisian coast in pursuit to cross Mediterranean Sea and enter Europe

On Friday, the UN refugee agency reported death of 41 African migrants near Tunisia, who were trying to cross Mediterranean Sea, in hope of a better life in Europe. Among the deceased was one child.…

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Uganda, IOM to improve migrant workers’ rights in Gulf states

Uganda, IOM to improve migrant workers’ rights in Gulf states

The Uganda government has partnered with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to protect the rights of its migrant workers in Gulf countries. Last week, Uganda’s Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister Frank Tumwebaze held…

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Migrant workers most vulnerable to Himalayan disasters

Migrant workers most vulnerable to Himalayan disasters

Search operations are underway to find the missing people following the Uttrakhand calamity on 7 February 2021. “To date, 74 bodies have been found but 130 people still are missing,” said Swati S. Bhaduria, district…

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New Zealand’s migrant workers urge PM to end their agony of family separation

New Zealand’s migrant workers urge PM to end their agony of family separation

The migrant workers in New Zealand suffered months of emotional stress as they were separated from family as immigration visa applications were halted in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and there is no news…

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