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Kuwait/Philippines: Protect Filipino Migrant Workers

Expand Workers continue to spend long periods waiting at embassy shelters, including the Philippines safe house, shown here. Since 1992, the Kuwaiti government has relied on deportation as the primary method for dealing with domestic workers who face employment-related problems. Workers reported spending weeks or months in official custody, moving from embassy shelters to police stations, and from there to criminal investigation facilities, before they were sent to deportation detention. © 2010 Moises Saman/Magnum Photos (Beirut) – The Philippines’ new ban on Filipinos migrating to Kuwait…

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