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    Singapore migrant workers in fear as coronavirus hits dorms

    Agence France-Presse.Singapore, Singapore | Updated at 07:25pm on April 09, 2020

    Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make...

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    Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:30am on April 08, 2020

    Human rights groups have called on the energy-rich Gulf states to release peaceful political activists from jail and scale back detention of migrant workers, to...

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    Singapore quarantines migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:50am on April 06, 2020

    Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities...

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    Gulf’s migrant workforce fears coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:44am on April 01, 2020

    Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures...

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    India reels from migrant worker coronavirus exodus

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:52pm on March 30, 2020

    Indian authorities struggled Monday to help millions left jobless by a crippling coronavirus lockdown, potentially undermining efforts to stop the virus ravaging the world's second...

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    Migrant worker exodus from Thailand over virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:47am on March 24, 2020

    Tens of thousands of migrant labourers from Laos and Myanmar flooded bus stations and border crossings in Thailand on Monday, defying requests to stay put...

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    Bangladeshi umrah pilgrims, tourists, workers suffer

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 09:11am on February 27, 2020

    Several hundred Bangladeshis who planned to perform umrah pilgrimage could not fly to Saudi Arabia on Thursday as the country suddenly suspended visas for the...

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    Attention to migrant issues is overdue

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2020

    IT IS worrying that more than 10 million migrant workers and diaspora community members, whose remittances are a mainstay of the national economy, often face...

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    Abused women migrants turn self-reliant

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:09am on February 23, 2020

    Seven women migrants, who were sexually abused by their employers in Saudi Arabia and later abandoned by families after returning home, have finally turned their...

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    Labour diplomacy needed for Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A PROMPT action on part of the government is still absent to end the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. After public protests...