In a quest to advance their economies, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have begun to offer citizenship to a few select foreigners.
Out of 654 Thai foreign workers questioned, all of them said they had been exposed to sexual assault.
Courts’ report portrays judges as highly efficient; NGO’s report depicts them as lacking sufficient humanity in allowing foreigners to languish in detention.
"There will be hotter days and more extreme weather events," climate Advocate Tami Ganot Rosenstreich said. "We are getting a lesson in humility from nature."
The casualties suffered in migrant worker communities are in no small part due to government inaction on protecting foreign laborers.
In 2020, there was a drastic decrease in the number of construction projects to about 30,000 housing units compared to about 60,000 starts in 2019.
Plan says workers can leave country, change jobs without employer’s consent but leaves intact contentious sponsorship program.
Some stranded migrants have been confined in unclean quarters where social distancing was impossible, placing them at risk of disease. Others face abuse, exploitation and neglect, the report said.
Under the law until now, part of migrants' salaries were held in deposit by the state and given back to them if and when they left the country.