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27 February 2017

International conference anniversary: What's changed for Syrian refugees & their hosts in Jordan, Lebanon & Turkey?

On 4 February 2016, the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations (UN) hosted an international conference in support of Syria and the broader region, in London....

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27 February 2017

Jordan: NGO evaluation reveals weaknesses of international assistance programme to improve economic opportunities for refugees & vulnerable Jordanians

Author: International Rescue Committee

"In Search of Work - Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact", 22 Feb 2017...

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8 February 2017

Kuwait: News coverage of workers protesting unpaid wages prompts resolution

300 Bangladeshi workers staged a peaceful sit-in to protest unpaid wages and extortion in exchange for residency visas. The workers returned to work following a visit from Embassy staff and indications that "their demands were considered".  ...

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6 January 2017

Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...

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18 October 2016

Study finds that migrant construction workers in the Gulf work under inadequate safety regulations and enforcement, leading to injuries and deaths

Author: UT Dallas News Center (USA)

"EPPS Team Examines Construction Accidents in Gulf Region", 6 Oct 2016....

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4 October 2016

Kuwait: Bangladeshi security guards protest after employer fails to provide residency permits, pay and housing

Author: Middle East Monitor

"Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait", 28 Sep 2016....

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19 September 2016

Commentary: Higher wages in the Gulf drive worker migration despite restricted rights

Author: The Economist (Middle East and Africa)

"Open doors but different laws", 10 Sep 2016....

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17 September 2016

UN Special Rapporteur Urges Kuwait to Abolish the “Kafala” System to Decrease Exploitation of Migrant Workers

Author: United Nations News Centre

UN expert urges Kuwait to redouble efforts to stop trafficking, exploiting domestic workers...

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4 August 2016

QuickTake Q&A: Why Layoffs Are Dire for Foreign Laborers in Gulf

Author: Laurence Arnold & Glen Carey, Bloomberg (USA)

The plight of nearly 16,000 South Asia workers abandoned in camps by employers in Saudi Arabia has drawn attention to the kafala system of migrant labor sponsorship practiced in Gulf Arab states...If things go bad, workers can’t go home unless their...

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12 July 2016

New BSR working paper on opportunities for sector collaboration to address workers’ rights in engineering and construction

Author: Jean-Baptiste Andrieu, Aude Ucla & Michaela Lee, BSR

"Addressing Workers’ Rights in the Engineering and Construction Sector: Opportunities for Collaboration", 6 Jul 2016...

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