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Kuwait 96 in Human Capital rank

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 96th out of 130 countries with a score of 56.08 in the Human Capital Report 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. The report ranks countries based on four key areas of human capital development as follows: 1. Capacity: past investment in formal …

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India sets up migrant center

CHENNAI, India, Sept 12, (RTRS): A new resource centre for Indian migrants employed in Gulf states will help reduce the risk of workers being trafficked to fake jobs and exploited, officials said Tuesday. With a 24-hour helpline and a team of advisers, the Indian Workers’ Resource Centre in Sharjah in …

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Two nabbed as police bust African prostitution gang

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: A GCC national and an African pimp were arrested for running a business of flesh pleasure, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, the GCC suspect recruited a 23-year-old African woman who paid $2,500 to some persons in her home country to find a job …

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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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