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Why is no one helping Myanmar’s Rohingya?

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Burma
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Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely able to help them — or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them.

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Fewer jobs because firms relying on fewer workers

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Singapore
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The tight foreign worker policy may finally be working through the wider economy, with companies relying less on labour and changing the way they do business.

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Abolish fees to end HK domestic worker debt bondage —HK employment agency boss

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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Remittances breach $2-B mark in April

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Philippines
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Cash sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose in line with expectations in April this year, which became the earliest month in history that saw remittances exceed $2 billion, documents from the central bank showed.




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Deployment of Filipino domestic workers down by 20%, says POEA | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Philippines
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The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as household helpers went down by 20 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to last year’s data, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.




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Government unveils ¥430 million aid for Rohingya

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Japan
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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced aid measures for Rohingya Muslim minority migrants from Myanmar in a keynote address during an international conference at the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday morning.

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Coming to Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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The so-called “boat people crisis” in the Andaman Sea has been brewing for a long while. Economic migrants and refugees attempt the perilous sea crossing to reach safety and better economic prospects.

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Australia and Indonesia's infantile posturing over refugees is sad, and dangerous | Laksmi Pamuntjak | Comment is free | The Guardian

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Australia
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It has been barely two months since we thought we’d seen the worst of the rigmarole that is the diplomatic relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Two months ago, it was the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, who was getting most of the flak for his refusal to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australian drug traffickers on death row.

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