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Most of the 118 passengers on the charter flight from the Libyan capital to Accra were male migrant workers, but seven women, three children and two infants were also onboard.

An Ethiopian domestic worker was found dead in her employer's home in Lebanon.

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

The New Arab

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon who have lost their jobs are given little protection under the country's current sponsorship system.

Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

A recession in the Gulf is reverberating across South Asia, where remittances are projected to decline by 22 percent this year.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at least one incident a month.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long ...

The New Arab & agencies

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

Courtney Freer

Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

Comment: Some Gulf states are looking to capitalise on coronavirus and prioritise jobs for citizens, but expatriate flight is problematic, ...

Saudi police drag stranded Egyptian who threatened '<em>repatriation</em> riots'

The New Arab

Saudi police drag stranded Egyptian who threatened 'repatriation riots'

Saudi police this week were filmed dragging a visibly distressed Egyptian man stranded in the kingdom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon excludes refugees from coronavirus response at its peril

Comment: The Covid-19 era marks a new chapter in the erosion of refugee rights in Lebanon, and policymaking that excludes their access to ...

Massive India <em>repatriation</em> begins with flights from UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

UAE's Indian expats frustrated over government <em>repatriation</em> plans

The New Arab & agencies

UAE's Indian expats frustrated over government repatriation plans

Indian expats in the Gulf country are worried about plans to return them to India, as coronavirus restrictions make travel hard.

Kuwait police disperse 'riot' by Egyptians stranded by virus

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait police disperse 'riot' by Egyptians stranded by virus

Stranded Egyptian workers in Kuwait rioted early on Monday over lack of action from Cairo to help them return home during the coronavirus ...

Pakistan begins repatriating stranded nationals from coronavirus-stricken UAE

The New Arab

Pakistan begins repatriating stranded nationals from coronavirus-stricken UAE

Pakistan on Saturday evening began repatriating the first batch of nationals stranded in the UAE amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatari charity feeds expat workers in virus limbo

A Qatari NGO will deliver daily meals out of four kitchens to 4,000 migrant workers in the country's Industrial Area.

The New Arab

Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

Around three million Indian citizens work in the UAE, often living and working in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

The New Arab

UAE could review labour ties over coronavirus repatriations

Countries that do not take back nationals could see nationals restricted in the job market.

The New Arab

Gulf countries slammed for mass deportations of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia and UAE are repatriating thousands of foreign workers despite their home nations not being able to sufficiently quarantine them, ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus ...

Usman Butt

Between the Ottomans and the Entente

Book Club: Stacy D. Fahrenthold’s new book offers insight into the politics of migrant communities and their connections to their ...

Refugees in limbo: Thousands stuck on Samos, just waiting

Francesca Mannocchi

Refugees in limbo: Thousands stuck on Samos, just waiting

Video: A special report from the island of Samos, where winter conditions only add to the misery of thousands trapped by the terms of the ...

Tunisian families push for truth over missing Mediterranean youth

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian families push for truth over missing Mediterranean youth

Since the Tunisian revolution, hundreds of youngsters have illegally crossed the sea into Europe, never to be seen or heard from again, as their ...

Italy pushes for <em>repatriation</em> to cut down Tunisian migrants

Alessandra Bajec

Italy pushes for repatriation to cut down Tunisian migrants

In line with the EU's long-standing border externalisation policy, the Italian government is demanding more cooperation from Tunisia to bring ...

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