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Migrant workers in the Gulf

Owen, Roger

Migrant workers in the Gulf

by Owen, Roger

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Published by Minority Rights Group in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alien labor -- Persian Gulf States.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p23.

    Statementby Roger Owen.
    SeriesMinority Rights Group report -- no. 68
    ContributionsMinority Rights Group.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21716879M

    News about migrant labourers in the Gulf states usually focuses on abuses. A recent case involves thousands of Pakistani and Indian construction workers who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia after a cash-strapped employer stopped paying them . Gulf’s Migrant Workers Left Stranded by Coronavirus Outbreak. The challenge is not limited to the region’s congested labor camps, where one room with bunk beds can sleep about a .

    Andrea Wright talks to South Asian migrant workers in the Gulf to find out how the pandemic is affecting their lives. They explain that if they stay in the Gulf, they risk abandonment by their employers and coronavirus infection from cramped living conditions.   UN investigates claims of Gulf state abuse of migrant workers. The United Nations is investigating the abuse of migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates, where the British Museum and other major western museums, including the Guggenheim, are involved in a multibillion-pound cultural : David Batty.

    The sweat of Indian migrant workers has long fuelled the oil-rich economies of West Asia. Even the Indian economy relies on them for the billions of . As the novel coronavirus pandemic cripples global economic activity, the closure of businesses in the Persian Gulf region has hit low-income migrant workers particularly hard.. While the Saudi and Bahraini governments have promised to cover any shortfalls in their own nationals' wages, most foreign workers, who make up 95% of the workforce in some Gulf countries, have been .


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Migrant Workers in the Gulf (Minority Rights Group Report No. 68) [Owen, Roger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Migrant Workers in the Gulf (Minority Rights Group Report No. 68)Cited by: 8. The book explores multifaceted nuances of the ‘Asia-Gulf Migrant workers in the Gulf book corridor’.

It examines remittance behaviour, changing gender roles of immigrants, social-spatial mobility, migrant policies, human rights, sense of belonging and identity and. The authors bring Gulf migration into focus, taking us into the lives of the millions who migrate to the Gulf and revealing the complexity of the processes and contexts of migration.

The reader accompanies migrants into the streets and workplaces to feel the resultant shifts in family, community, and : Hardcover.

A vast majority of migrant workers in the Gulf region, especially those who are on subsistence wages, are facing a crisis in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Migrant workers in the Gulf. [Roger Owen] -- Little is known about the workers that have migrated to the Persian Gulf for jobs spurred by the oil industry.

This vast influx has largely been unplanned unregulated and unexamined. Despite the pervasive and farreaching nature of the phenomenon, to date there have not been any comprehensive, easily accessible studies of labour migration in the Persian Gulf.

Migrant Labour in the Persian Gulf is a multi-disciplinary examination of the manifold causes, nature, processes, and consequences of labour migration into the Persian Gulf.

It critically analyses the effects of migration. Migrant Labor in the Gulf The Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf research initiative examines the multiple causes, processes, and consequences of labor migration in this region from the disciplinary perspectives of sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics.

Across the Gulf states, migrant workers account for high proportions of Covid infections. In Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain, official figures suggest nearly all cases have been among foreigners Author: Martin Chulov.

The promise of prosperity that propelled Indians to flock to the Gulf countries is fast dissipating as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) countries battle the twin shocks of COVID and plunging oil prices. The peak ofwhen oil prices touched US$ per barrel, seems a distant memory [ ].

MIGRANT LABOR IN THE PERSIAN GULF MEHRAN KAMRAVA AND ZAHRA BABAR Editors Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf Published in Collaboration with Georgetown University’s Center for International and Regional Studies, School of Foreign Service in Qatar HURST & COMPANY, LONDON Published in Collaboration with Georgetown University’s Center for.

Asian Migrant Workers in the Arab Gulf States (edited by Masako Ishii, Naomi Hosoda, Masaki Matsuo and Koji Horinuki) examines how nationals and migrants construct new relationships in the segregated socioeconomic spaces of the region (namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).

Instead of assuming that segregation is disadvantageous for migrant workers. Most Gulf states have said they face a challenge with migrant workers. Some, including the UAE’s Dubai emirate, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, have locked down areas with a large population of low wage.

Mohammad Arif and Tahira Ishaq: An Analysis of the Status of Pakistani Migrant Workers As a consequence of the concern among Gulf labour-importing countries regarding irregular migration, there is a growing interest in the analysis of the phenomenon.

For example, the Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM). Enhancing Resilience: The Roles of Pre-departure Programs for the Migrant Domestic Workers toward Arab Gulf States Lives, Community, and Networks among Asian Migrant Workers Formal and Informal Protection for Domestic Workers: A Case of Filipinas.

Some 35 million foreign migrants live in the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as in Jordan and Lebanon, according to the United Nations labor agency.

One important NGO working on the regional level isan organisation created in which draws attention to abuses of migrant workers in the Gulf region, works together with governments to effect legislative and policy changes, informs migrants workers and.

Most of these workers come from far poorer nations such as India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Nepal, and the workers often endure very difficult employment and living conditions. Many of the workers take up big loans in their home countries to get. In some countries of the Persian Gulf as much as 85 to 90 per cent of the population is made-up of expatriate workers.

Unsurprisingly, all of the concerned states spend inordinate amounts of their political energies managing the armies of migrant labourers employed in their countries, and there are equally fundamental social, cultural, and economic consequences involved as well.

At this point of time, the safety of migrant workers from South Asia in the Gulf, and treatment of those infected, as there are a large number of cases, should be the priority of their respective governments and all the rights-based organisations, apart from their subsistence such as access to food and basic requirements.

"Throughout the Gulf, Covid is shining a spotlight on the unsanitary, overcrowded conditions many migrant workers live in, and their precarious legal status," Amnesty International said in a. However, the decision will impact two classes of people the most: inter-state migrant workers and the nation's sizeable diaspora in the Gulf countries.

Gulf diaspora: Around eight million Indians are living in the Gulf countries and there has been growing anxiety among them over their livelihood in view of the pandemic as it has majorly.

Two months ago, they were laid off as Covid’s spread dealt a blow to the UAE economy. Since then, they have been confined to their labor camp, surviving on a drip feed of monetary compensation. Manjit Singh has worked in the UAE for 17 years, enduring tough living conditions to provide a lifeline for his [ ].

The kafala system is, in a sense, at the center of the book, for it is the system through which migrant labor to the Gulf must pass.

In essence, it is an exclusionary regime that regulates labor through the medium of citizenship.