The Hidden History of Korean Labor Migrants in Germany
By Tim Hildebrandt
The past struggles of Korean migrant workers in Germany offer lessons for South Korea today as it grapples with labor migration and the need to treat foreign workers fairly.
One Woman’s Journey From Persecution in Myanmar to Sex Work in Thailand
By Shivaji Das and Yolanda Yu
"I don’t know about my future. How about you? Do you know your future?"
The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble
By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.
Uneven Refugee Protections Across Southeast Asia Put Migrants at Risk
By Estey Chen
Only three of the region's nations have signed the relevant U.N. conventions on refugees and asylum seekers.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Grant Wyeth
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.