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Tajikistan looks to China as Russian remittances dry up

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Tajikistan
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Tajikistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, is counting on an influx of Chinese investment to cushion its economy from the reverberations of sanctions-hit Russia.

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Thailand must stop scapegoating migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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Last Tuesday, a pre-trial hearing was held for two fresh-faced young Burmese men who stand accused of the brutal early morning slayings in September of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on the diving paradise island of Koh Tao.

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PHL deploys crisis management team to Yemen to assist in repatriation | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine government has sent a crisis management team to Yemen to help repatriate Filipino workers there after it raised the alert level to 3.

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Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Republic of Korea
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SEOUL – Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

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365 overstayers nabbed in Riyadh raids

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh police on Friday arrested 365 foreigners overstaying their visas in the second operation in a week.

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Amnesty Criticizes South Korea’s Migrant Labor Program -

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Republic of Korea
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Amnesty International on Monday slammed South Korea’s migrant worker scheme for allegedly allowing exploitation and abuse of workers, claims the South Korean government rejected.

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South Korea Must End 'Rampant Abuse' of Migrant Farm Workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Republic of Korea
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South Korea’s farming industry is rife with exploitation of migrant labor, according to a report by Amnesty International released Monday, which alleges violence, squalid housing, excessive working hours, no regular rest days and mandatory unpaid overtime.

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52 OFWs from Libya back in PHL – OWWA 

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Philippines
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(Updated 1:01 p.m.) A total of 52 Filipino workers from Libya arrived in Manila over the weekend, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said.

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