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Worker migration booms in first six months

Posted by jacobo 761 days ago Nepal
http://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Worker migration has significantly increased in the first six months of the current fiscal year as compared to last year. About 278‚025 Nepalis joined foreign jobs between Shrawan (mid-July to mid-August) and Poush (mid-December to mid-January) this year while the figure was 187‚401 a year back.

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Govt to aid returning Myanmar temporary workers from Thailand

Posted by jacobo 761 days ago Thailand
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com —

The government has set a budget to help Myanmar temporary workers when they return from Thailand, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

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HK may allow hiring of foreign workers in construction

Posted by jacobo 761 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.asiaone.com —

HONG KONG - Hong Kong has long locked its gates against foreign manual workers. But now, it may import them to help speed up the construction of much-needed housing.

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Thousands caught in immigration bottleneck

Posted by jacobo 761 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

Foreign workers are crying foul over the inefficiency of the immigration office at Shah Alam, with thousands queuing daily the past week to renew working permits.

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Sri Lanka increases minimum age for female migrant workers after housemaid execution

Posted by jacobo 761 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.nzweek.com —

COLOMBO, Jan. 24 — The Sri Lankan government has decided to increase the age limit for female migrant workers in Saudi Arabia as the first step in the process to curtail their employment in that country after a housemaid was executed earlier this month, an official said here on Thursday.

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8 OFWs confirmed dead in Algeria siege

Posted by jacobo 762 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

MANILA, Philippines – The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in the deadly hostage crisis in an Algerian gas complex has risen to eight, Department of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Raul Hernandez said on Friday.

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The young and the hopeless in Bangladesh's camps

Posted by jacobo 762 days ago Bangladesh
http://unhcr.or.th —

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, January 23 (UNHCR) – For 20 years, they have been given food, water, shelter, health care. But the thing they need most – hope – has proven elusive.

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US Announces End of Resettlement Program

Posted by jacobo 762 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

David Robinson, the US principal deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, visited the Mae Lae refugee camp on Friday to announce plans to discontinue the US resettlement program for refugees from Burma within the next 120 days.

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