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UN urged to step up protection of female migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Bangladesh
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Aiming to ensure safe and secure migration, the ministry is planning to revisit the Overseas Employment and Migration Act, 2013, so that the loopholes in the law can be addressed



Dr Nomita Halder, acting secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, has called on UN agencie Read More

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India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago India
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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Nepal
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Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

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Myanmar sends over 17,000 migrant workers abroad in September - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 17,143 Myanmar migrant workers went abroad to work in September, the official Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Saturday.


Of them, about 15,805 were sent to Thailand while 692 to South Korea, 346 to Japan, 267 to Malaysia and the rest 33 to Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China's Macao Special Administrative Regio Read More

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State assures migrant workers of safety

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com — Labour Minister says misinformation campaigns on social media are part of a smear campaign against Kerala

Backing up its commitment to the safety of migrant workers in Kerala, the government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for their welfare.


Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said the messages circulating on the social media about migrant labo Read More

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Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore draw Asean migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Vietnam
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HANOI: Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have become top destinations for migrant workers from other Asean member states, a World Bank report said Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Entitled Migrating to Opportunity, the report showed a significant increase in the association's intra-regional migration between 1995 and 2015, which turned t Read More

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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Cambodia
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The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.


The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.


Ministry spo Read More

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Remittances seen rising 23% to $33 B this year

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The flow of remittances to the Philippines is seen to further grow by 23 percent and eclipse last year’s record, making it the third largest remittance volume worldwide this year, the World Bank said in a report.


Based on the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Philippines is expected to be the third larges Read More