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Uzbek migrant workers remit 448 USD from Russia and 168 USD from Kazakhstan - UzNews.net

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Uzbekistan
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Labor migrants stay in Russia the longest; workers in Kazakhstan return home the most. These and other findings are the result of a UN survey on migrant labor.

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South Korea’s Immigrant Problem

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Republic of Korea
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It is increasingly difficult to characterize South Korea as a single-race nation anymore given its growing racial and cultural diversity. South Korea has about 1.58 million foreign residents as of September, and there are 49 cities in South Korea with over 10,000 foreign residents. Furthermore, many of South Korea’s farm villages are now dependent on foreign workers.

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Jobseekers warned vs. online scams promising quick jobs abroad | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has warned jobseekers against social media accounts promising quick jobs overseas, lest they fall victims to scams or illegal recruitment.

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DBM adds P50M for repatriation efforts in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Budget and Management has allocated an additional P50 million for the repatriation of Filipinos in troubled countries in the Middle East, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Tuesday.

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Minister bars advertising for domestic worker agencies

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi issued a decision Tuesday banning domestic worker recruitment offices from advertising their services, saying any violation would be prosecuted under human trafficking.




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Scholars urge more migrant protections

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Thailand
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The government must do more to tackle abuses against migrant workers, academics say. The situation has improved slightly since June, following moves by the National Council for Peace and Order to regulate migrant workers, said Narong Petprasert, an economist at Chulalongkorn University.

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Human rights violations come to the fore

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Thailand
A report by Fortify Rights, a human rights advocacy group, highlighted grave human rights violations in Rakhine state, which forced people to flee and suffer from ill treatments.

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Thailand's Trafficking Travesty Risks Lives - Phuket Wan

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Thailand
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KAPER: The mystery of the disappearing boatpeople and a sudden, inexplicable change in ethnicity among would-be refugees is a puzzle of the kind that has often afflicted Thailand's Andaman coast. It happened again yesterday.

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