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11 female workers leave for Hong Kong Friday

Posted by jacobo 1679 days ago Bangladesh
http://dhakatribune.com —

The first batch of 11 skilled female migrant workers is scheduled to fly to Hong Kong on Friday.

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Migrant Abuse: April Roundup

Posted by jacobo 1679 days ago WEST ASIA/MIDDLE EAST
http://www.migrant-rights.org —

Migrant Rights’ monthly roundups provide a snapshot of the abuses against migrants in the GCC and MENA region.

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'New-style' urban plans to protect migrants

Posted by jacobo 1679 days ago China PR
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn —

The State Council, or China's cabinet, has called for a middle to long-term plan to promote new-style urbanization, enabling more migrant workers and their families to settle in cities.

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SARS in Saudi Arabia: No Travel Ban, Overseas Workers Cautioned

Posted by jacobo 1679 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://au.ibtimes.com —

Despite a growing number of deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said there was no need yet to impose a travel ban to Saudi Arabia in light of the new SARS-like novel coronavirus now gripping the country.

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DFA: 120 Pinoys repatriated from Syria arriving Thursday

Posted by jacobo 1680 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

At least 120 Filipinos repatriated from strife-torn Syria are expected to arrive home in batches on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

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Advisory Council approves draft Health Insurance Law

Posted by jacobo 1680 days ago Qatar
http://gulf-times.com —

The Advisory Council (Al Shura)  has approved the draft Health Insurance Law at a meeting chaired by its president, HE Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Khulaifi, local daily Arrayah has reported.

The council has also recommended that domestic workers be exempted from payment of the  insurance premium. Provisions of the law will apply to all Qatari nati

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Saudi agrees to send home 30-50 undocumented Filipino workers weekly

Posted by jacobo 1680 days ago Philippines
http://www.mb.com.ph —

Saudi agrees to send home 30-50 undocumented Filipino workers weeklySaudi Arabia has agreed to send home 30-50 undocumented Filipino maids a week, in a move seen to hasten the return to the Philippines of hundreds of others who have been stranded in the Kingdom for lack of valid immigration documents, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

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Nepal struggles to contain human trafficking problem

Posted by jacobo 1680 days ago Nepal
http://www.guardian.co.uk —

Raji speaks softly, her small, cross-legged frame fitting neatly into a plastic garden chair. "When we felt weak and couldn't work, they would beat us with metal rods," she says.

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