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Indonesia postpones the new migrant workers’ policy as local governments need budget

Indonesia postpones the new migrant workers’ policy as local governments need budget

Migrant workers’ policy: According to the local CNA, the Indonesian authorities will now require employers of migrant workers and local governments in Indonesia to pay part of the workers’ employment charges starting on July 15…

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Bangladesh seeks protections for its migrants amid COVID-19

Bangladesh seeks protections for its migrants amid COVID-19

Bangladesh seeks protections: Bangladesh govt is calling for social and legal protection for its migrant workers during crises Amid the ongoing pandemic crisis, Bangladesh is seeking social and judicial protection for its migrants working in…

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Why India Needs To Acknowledge Its Migrant Population

Why India Needs To Acknowledge Its Migrant Population

Migrant Population: Migrant workers have never been as important as they have become to India today. Post the pandemic, migrant workers were desperate for survival. They were forced to return to their hometowns, sometimes even…

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Recent arrest by Thai police exposes existing bonded slavery in its seafood industry

Recent arrest by Thai police exposes existing bonded slavery in its seafood industry

Earlier this week, Thai police reported the arrest of six people including a local mayor, for trafficking five Myanmar migrant labourers onto fishing vessels and pushing them into bonded slavery. The operation conducted by the federal…

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Why Malaysia Cannot Afford Migrant Labour Neglect

Why Malaysia Cannot Afford Migrant Labour Neglect

Malaysia is yet another labour intensive market that will pay dearly, if it does not start taking care of its migrant population.  With an economy that is already struggling to recover from the pandemic blow,…

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NGOs accuse EU’s Frontex agency of pushing back migrants from Greek waters

NGOs accuse EU’s Frontex agency of pushing back migrants from Greek waters

Last week the Guardian report revealed that the Frontex vessels were involved in illegal maritime pushback exercises to forcibly push back migrants and refugees from entering the EU via Greek waters.  The Greek Coast Guard (HCG) has…

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In a human rights catastrophe Greece moves to pushback refugees

In a human rights catastrophe Greece moves to pushback refugees

An investigation conducted by The Guardian, which included interviews with five victims of pushbacks, 10 NGOs which are working across the Aegean Sea, including Human Rights Watch, Aegean Boat Report and Josoor, and a series…

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Hong Kong’s courts refuse to come to aid of domestic workers

Hong Kong’s courts refuse to come to aid of domestic workers

By not overturning the rule that forces foreign domestic workers to live with their families, Hong Kong’s courts perpetuate the exploitative and abusive environment in which these women languish. On September 21, Nancy Almorin Lubiano…

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UN migration official calls out on Bosnia authorities who are exposing migrants to suffering

UN migration official calls out on Bosnia authorities who are exposing migrants to suffering

 A UN migration official on Thursday called on the Bosnian authorities for leaving out the migrants in the country unattended and neglected. With approaching harsh weather conditions in the country, the conditions of migrants who…

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EU Finds Quick Ways To Solve Migrant Challenge

EU Finds Quick Ways To Solve Migrant Challenge

 The migrant situation is going from bad to worse. A recent news bit confirms that of a rescue ship that was carrying 280 migrants and refugees on board, over 70 people jumped from the ship,…

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