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Maldives: Covid-19 Exposes Abuse of Migrants

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Click to expand Image Security personnel patrol a migrant worker accommodation block under quarantine for Covid-19, Malé, Maldives, May 9, 2020. © 2020 Ahmed Shurau/AFP via Getty Images (New York) – The harsh treatment of foreign workers in the Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic has left many migrants vulnerable to abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. The Maldives government should adopt urgent measures to protect migrant workers, including upholding the right to peaceful protest and ending longstanding labor rights violations. Migrant workers in the Maldives face a range of entrenched…

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