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18 Nov 2022

Gulf: Vital Signs project finds migrant workers facing restrictions in accessing emergency healthcare could be a contributing factor in high death rates

FairSquare published their second report in the Vital Signs series that investigates migrant workers' deaths in the Gulf. The first report looked into potential physical and psychological health risks migrant workers face and thus could result in death, when the vast majority of deaths remain "unexplained".

This second report delves into the aspect of access to healthcare, and its importance given the precarious nature of jobs low-wage migrant workers do. It highlights healthcare access discrimination these migrant workers face, including emergency healthcare, and how many deaths could be prevented if timely healthcare was provided.