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Thais Killed by Rocket in Israel Part of Large Workforce
May 20, 2021

Thais Killed by Rocket in Israel Part of Large Workforce

By Grant Peck
Israel hosts the second largest numbers of overseas Thai workers after Taiwan.

UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19
March 11, 2021

UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
In many places, migrants have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19.
Millions of Asian Migrant Children Live Life on the Margins
March 01, 2021

Millions of Asian Migrant Children Live Life on the Margins

By Olof Blomqvist and Daniela Reale
The millions of migrant children in Asia are among the planet’s most vulnerable people.

Filipino Envoy Puts the Philippines’ ‘3rd Foreign Policy Pillar’ On the Line
November 05, 2020

Filipino Envoy Puts the Philippines’ ‘3rd Foreign Policy Pillar’ On the Line

By Liberty Chee
An ambassador's alleged abuse of a domestic worker in Brazil threatens the nation's reputation as a global leader on migrant worker issues.

Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran
January 08, 2020

Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran

By Associated Press
Manila has dispatched a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens.

ASEAN Must Confront its Domestic Workers Abuse Problem
February 22, 2018

ASEAN Must Confront its Domestic Workers Abuse Problem

By Erin Cook
New cases have once again pointed to an old challenge that needs to be urgently tackled.

The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
January 04, 2018

The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities

By Catherine Putz
As Tajik men go abroad in search of higher pay, women take on increased roles in Tajikistan's agriculture sector.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
December 19, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers

By Grant Wyeth
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.

Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?
November 27, 2017

Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?

By Charlotte Gao
Against public outrage, Beijing is kicking out thousands of poor residents to demolish “illegal construction.”

14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
August 30, 2016

14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire

By Catherine Putz
A day of mourning in Bishkek sadly won't change working conditions in Moscow.

Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall
January 05, 2016

Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall

By Catherine Putz
While the value of remittances has indeed fallen, workers are not returning in droves as some feared.
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

By Steven Denney
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.

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