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Majority of marginal workers victims of visa traders – ‘About 30,000 workers reported absconding in 2016’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: According to a study conducted by researcher Fatmah Al-Ramzi under the supervision of Dr Ramzi Salama from the parliament’s Studies and Research Sector, majority of the marginal workers in Kuwait are victims of visa traders. The reports issued by the General Statistical Bureau in 2015 stated …

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Need to take radical measures to combat visa traders: experts

‘Implement laws which aim at organizing local labor market’ KUWAIT CITY, July 3: Calls for population restructure in the country continue but actual means for implementing them in reality have not been found, especially with constant flow of expatriates annually. Majority of these expatriates are marginal labor force. Observers and …

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Kuwait stays on trafficking Tier 2

KUWAIT CITY, June 27, (Agencies): Kuwait remained in Tier 2 Watch List of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons for the second consecutive year. According to the department, the placement is not based on the size of a country’s problem but the efforts exerted by its government to meet …

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Ghana govt bans ‘recruitment’ of workers to Kuwait, Gulf countries – Move to curb abuses facing migrant workers

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The government of Ghana has issued a temporary ban on recruitment of workers to Kuwait and other Gulf countries due to a hike in reported cases of abuse faced by migrant workers, says africannews. com. The directive follows calls by several human rights activists to ban …

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Two-member Ugandan gang caught for human-trafficking Sierra Leone girls

KUWAIT CITY, April 12: Moral Guidance Unit of the General Security Department arrested a two-member Ugandan gang for trafficking in humans. The gang is accused of luring and recruiting girls from Sierra Leone to work in Kuwait as housemaids after pledging to give them lucrative jobs in hotels, restaurants and …

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Immigration officials may be involved in ‘trafficking’ Nepali women to Gulf – Traffickers lure women offering good jobs

KATHMANDU, April 1, (RTRS): Immigration officials at Nepal’s international airport may be colluding with traffickers to send thousands of poor illiterate women to work illegally in Gulf nations where they are exploited and abused, the head of a parliamentary panel said on Friday. Around 20 percent of the impoverished Himalayan …

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Nepali police busts human trafficking ring – 4 Women bound to Kuwait rescued

KUWAIT CITY, March 12:  Nepali police have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in human trafficking and rescued four women, reports Al-Rai daily. The women were held captive in a room rented by the suspect who had allegedly assured them lucrative jobs in Kuwait. A police source said the …

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‘Mandoub’ in human trafficking – Farm overstaffed

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Officers from the General Department of Residency Affairs affiliated to the Citizenship and Passport Affairs Sector discovered a farm under which 200 employees are sponsored through manipulation and overestimation of the required manpower capacity. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department …

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‘Learn to do your own work’ – ‘Sacrifice interests’

We along with many others have been urging the government to rationalize expenditures, reduce salaries and allowances of major state officials, cancel tenders that are not urgent, and close down inactive bodies such as the authority for revising laws. There were a number of MPs who called for increased restrictions …

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Human Rights Watch notes Kuwait labor progress

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (Agencies): According to a recent report which has been issued by the Human Rights Watch Kuwait in 2016 took steps to improve the rights of migrant workers. During the same period, Kuwait also enacted a minimum wage for domestic workers, eased employer transfer rules, and passed …

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