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Lebanon Vows to Crack Down on Domestic Worker Abuse

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Lebanon
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Lebanon's Labor Ministry says its new 24-hour help hotline is part of broader efforts to reduce abuse of migrant domestic workers.

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Australia and Indonesia's infantile posturing over refugees is sad, and dangerous | Laksmi Pamuntjak | Comment is free | The Guardian

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Australia
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It has been barely two months since we thought we’d seen the worst of the rigmarole that is the diplomatic relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Two months ago, it was the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, who was getting most of the flak for his refusal to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australian drug traffickers on death row.

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Coming to Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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The so-called “boat people crisis” in the Andaman Sea has been brewing for a long while. Economic migrants and refugees attempt the perilous sea crossing to reach safety and better economic prospects.

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Government unveils ¥430 million aid for Rohingya

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Japan
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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced aid measures for Rohingya Muslim minority migrants from Myanmar in a keynote address during an international conference at the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday morning.

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South Korea: Migrants and Nationalism

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Republic of Korea
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South Korea’s growing migrant population may be contributing to the decline of ethnic nationalism.

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Labor Minister launches hotline for abused domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Domestic workers in Lebanon now have a hotline to call in case their employers violate any of their rights, Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Friday.

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17,000 TB cases reported among foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The number of foreign workers afflicted with tuberculosis (TB) spiked to more than 17,000 cases last year, Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahya said.

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Vietnamese domestic workers vulnerable to abuse: ILO

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Vietnam
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Vietnamese domestic workers are not protected within the country and in foreign labor markets, becoming extremely vulnerable to abuse, according to a new report issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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