Migrant worker

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 18th, 2013
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  For Ethiopians, November is a month which shall live in infamy In November 2013, Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia are facing unspeakable horrors.    For the past few years, there has been systematic persecution of Ethiopians living, working and seeking refuge in Saudi Arabia. Even Ethiopians pr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 15th, 2013
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Israeli authorities are detaining and then forcing migrants from Sudan and Eritrea to leave the country, a report issued by Human Rights groups charged on Wednesday. The report was published by the US-based Human Rights Watch together with the Israeli Hotline for Migrant workers. According to the rep...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 15th, 2012
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Amendments are meant to reduce number of migrants; foreign violators could get three months in jail, Israeli intermediaries a year. Photo: Ben Hartman The Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee on Monday approved for its second and third reading in the plenum two amendments that would lim...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2012
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The moment Liliane arrived in Toronto from Uganda as a live-in caregiver, her boss seized her work permit and passport. For two years of work, she was only paid a total of $2,100. Senthil Thevar was promised $15 an hour by a recruiter in India to work as a chef in a Toronto restaurant. Instead, [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2012
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There is a passage from Olive Schreiner’s 1883 novel ‘The Story of An African Farm’ where she describes the isolated existence of the rural Karoo, with its “weird and almost oppressive beauty…the stone walled sheep kraals and kaffer huts.” This cursory and derogatory description of farm workers...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 4th, 2012
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by Graham Peebles Graham Peebles charts the horrendous abuse faced by Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states and Lebanon where they are traded by unscrupulous traffickers – “not brokers/agents in any recognizable, legitimate sense of the word, but common criminals engaged in human...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 10th, 2012
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Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian migrant, was beaten in the streets of Beirut by men who allegedly worked for the company that recruited her in Lebanon. Later she was found dead in hospital, having apparently killed herself. Alem’s partner, Lemesa Ejeta, explains why he cannot bring himself to tell t...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 2nd, 2012
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MOSCOW — Twelve people died Tuesday when a night time fire tore through a two-story Moscow market warehouse that was being used by migrant workers from a former Soviet republic as a temporary residence. “Twelve people died. They were migrant workers. We are trying to confirm which (ex-Soviet) r...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jun 26th, 2011
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Nkoranza, Ghana – Once an important financial lifeline to Ghana, more than 18,000 Ghanaian migrant workers are back in their home country and unemployed after having fled the violence of the Libyan civil war. Although they are now safe, the workers’ return ended the flow of money via remittance...
By benim
In Uncategorized
May 28th, 2011
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The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to international donors to step up aid for thousands of refugees and migrant workers caught up in deadly disturbances over the past week at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. The UNHCR is also urging countries to resettle refugees who cannot safely return to th...