Tag Archives: human trafficking

‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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Kuwait a worst place for expatriates denied – Many treaties signed for protecting expats

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning Hind Al-Subaih has denied that Kuwait is the worst place for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Al-Subaih asserted the report that categorized Kuwait as the worst place for expatriates contradicts the truth, …

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Number of MPs express shock over latest Expat Insider survey “Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates” – Report contradicts reality: Khalil Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: A number of MPs expressed shock and resentment over the latest Expat Insider survey carried out by the InterNations group which classified Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. They wondered how expatriates pay large sums of money for coming to work in …

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Kuwait Embassy official in Zimbabwe says shocked over ‘trafficking’ charges

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Chief Secretary of Kuwait Embassy in Zimbabwe Brenda Avril May, who is facing human trafficking charges, recently said at the Harare Magistrates’ Court that she was shocked that some victims of the alleged human trafficking had reported her especially since they had actually shown interest in …

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Message against trafficking

All over the world, tens of millions of people are desperately seeking refuge, many of them far from home and even farther from safety.  Migrants and refugees face imposing physical obstacles and bureaucratic barriers. Sadly, they are also vulnerable to human rights violations and exploitation by human traffickers. Human traffickers …

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Shady agencies cause of laborers’ woes – Workers shelter addition to Kuwait’s human rights record

KUWAIT CITY, July 30, (KUNA): Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had establish the foreign workers shelter as a measure to protect laborers from abuse. The facility, founded in 2014 on a decision by the Cabinet and efforts by a number of government bodies, …

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‘Malaysia, India trafficking ratings too high’ – Ban announces fund to fight violence against children

WASHINGTON, July 13, (Agencies): US lawmakers said on Tuesday they were concerned that Malaysia and India were rated too favorably in this year’s State Department human trafficking report although the report seemed less influenced by politics than last year’s. The US Department of State’s closely watched annual Trafficking in Persons …

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‘Legal’ health papers to illegal expats fans trafficking in visas – Eradicate smuggling of drugs: minister

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: A new portal has been opened for visa traders to flood the local labor market with manpower illegally as the Kuwait Municipality noticed the issuance of thousands of health certificates to domestic workers, some of whom are absconders, criminals and Residency Law violators but the Municipality …

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Black to gray … Kuwait raised to Tier 2 in trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, June 30, (Agencies): Kuwait was lifted off the human trafficking blacklist after remaining in Tier 3 of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for eight consecutive years. The US State Department evaluates the efforts exerted by the governments of 188 countries in combating modern-day slavery through …

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Amid progress more still to do

More than 20 million people around the world are trapped in human trafficking, also called modern slavery. It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. The truth is it …

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