Stranded workers departing Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: According to informed sources, the first batch of the stranded Filipino domestic workers have returned to their country, reports Al-Rai daily. They explained that the Undersecretary of the Philippines’ Department of Migrant Workers Hans Leo Cacdac, who visited Kuwait a few days ago along with the Head of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Arnaldo Arevalo ‘Arnell’ Ignacio, based on instructions of the Minister of Labor Susan Ople, affirmed that there are 421 Filipino workers in the government shelter in Kuwait. Cacdac took with him about 38 workers among them when he returned to the Philippines on Tuesday evening.

Ignacio will accompany about 100 other workers when he returns. In case their travel documents are completed, the rest of the workers will be divided to travel in two batches. There is an intention to study the possibility of finding a second shelter for workers in Kuwait, in light of the increase in the number of workers seeking refuge in their country’s embassy during the recent past

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