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Steps adopted to protect Bangladeshi migrant workers

A series of measures have been adopted to protect Bangladeshi migrant workers in Bahrain and the rest of the Gulf from exploitation. They are part of the Bangladeshi government’s policies to address the problem of undocumented workers, s

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Saudi home to fourth largest migrant population

Saudi Arabia has the fourth largest migrant population in the world with more than 10 million expatriates living in the country, according to a United Nations report. The largest number, 47 million, live in the United States, foll

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Bahrain’s LMRA bid to help migrant workers

A series of programmes focusing on providing support for migrant workers in Bahrain will be held in the coming week. It will kick off tomorrow with a two-day workshop on fair recruitment followed by the opening on Sunday of a national centre t

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Saving migrant workers from slavery -TripAdvisor-style

A Mexican migrant paid a recruiter thousands of dollars for work in the US, only to endure slavery, time in jail and finally deportation. To make sure others did not fall prey to the same man, the migrant wrote a review of the rec

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Boat with migrants sinks off Libya, 200 feared dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.   A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the o

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Qatar delays new protection reform

Qatar has delayed introducing a new system designed to make sure firms pay salaries fully and on time, a Doha newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the country faces scrutiny over the rights of migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cu

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200 feared dead in migrant sea tragedy

More than 200 migrants are feared to have drowned in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy after rescuers saved over 370 people from a capsized boat thought to be carrying 600, the Italian coast guard indicated on Thursday. Rescue

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Migrant enroute to UK dies in channel tunnel

A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through

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Malaysia finds 139 migrant graves

Malaysia's police chief said on Monday that 139 graves believed to contain the remains of migrants were found near the country's border with Thailand, and that some graves contained more than one body. The graves were foun

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700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area ju

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