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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.

Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?
April 24, 2015

Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?

By Catherine Putz
Oinikhol Bobonazarova, a prominent human rights advocate, says the government is not addressing crucial issues.

Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia
April 07, 2015

Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia

By Catherine Putz
The Russian language, history, and civics test for migrant workers is getting tougher and more politicized this summer.
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015

Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies

By Paolo Sorbello
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
March 16, 2015

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears

By Michael Malay and Nicolas Axelrod
Every year, Indonesians flock abroad dreaming of opportunity. For many, the reality is harsh.
The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
January 22, 2015

The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers

By Abdulkadir Jailani
Breaking the deadlock between sending and receiving states is vital if human rights are to be protected.

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote
July 30, 2014

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote

By Aria Danaparamita
Workers in Hong Kong claim they were denied a chance to vote in the recent Indonesian presidential election.

South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
July 18, 2014

South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism

The country is making a serious effort to adjust to its rising population of foreign residents.

170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand
June 17, 2014

170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand

By Zachary Keck
Fears of a crackdown on undocumented workers in Thailand have caused a mass exodus of Cambodians.
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
May 22, 2014

Qatar’s Deadly World Cup

By Samuel Chi
Migrant workers from South Asia are dying in their hundreds to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.

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