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South Korea to repatriate 168 Nepalis stranded in Libya

Posted by jacobo 43 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, August 8: The South Korean government has agreed to rescue 168 Nepali migrant workers stranded in Libya. These Nepali workers had initially gone to work for Samsung Company in South Korea and were later transferred to Libya.

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UN urges review of Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

Posted by jacobo 43 days ago Sri Lanka
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GENEVA: Australia should hold a wide-ranging judicial review of its treatment of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka, the United Nations' human rights office said Tuesday amid uproar over Canberra's handling of the issue.

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India Government Must Value Migrant Workers For More Than The Billions They Send Home, Says Amnesty

Posted by jacobo 43 days ago India
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The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia .

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Migrant workers unaware of government welfare schemes

Posted by jacobo 44 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Their conditions of work and living are poor and their access to government welfare schemes non-existent. Ration cards, insurance and pension schemes and education are luxuries they can only dream of.

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Sri Lanka to charge asylum-seekers returned by Australia

Posted by jacobo 44 days ago Sri Lanka
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GALLE: Sri Lankan authorities plan to charge a group of mostly women asylum-seekers with attempting to leave the country illegally after they were returned by Australia following a controversial mid-sea transfer.

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Aussie authorities remain mum over boats carrying Lankans heading their way

Posted by jacobo 45 days ago Sri Lanka
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Australian Custom and Border Protection Authorities are silent over the fate of two boats which were reported to be approaching Australian waters carrying asylum seekers including Sri Lankans.

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Arrested Pakistanis and Afghans to be sent back

Posted by jacobo 45 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka has decided to send all arrested Afghan and Pakistani asylum seekers and their families back to their countries as early as possible, a senior official said yesterday. Immigrations Controller Chulananda Perera said the asylum seekers would be sent back and not deported, whereby there would be no record of deportation on their travel documents.

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Confusion over UAE contracts for domestic workers

Posted by jacobo 45 days ago Sri Lanka
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Absolute confusion reigned in Sri Lanka last week in the sector dealing with migrant workers after United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities introduced a new ‘unified’ contract for domestic workers, officials said.

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