Unemployed & unpaid workers still stranded in Gulf camps unable to get home, months after spread of COVID-19

Author: Miriam Jackson, The Union Journal, Published on: 19 June 2020

"Struggling migrants sidelined after coronavirus sweeps across the Gulf," 17 Jun 2020

Two months ago, they were let go as Covid-19’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...

thousands of migrant workers across the [Gulf are] contending with stripped livelihoods, overcrowded camps with no easy way to repatriation, Amnesty International, Migrant-Rights.org and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre said.

Laborers are also specially vulnerable to the virus... and the compounds they’re limited to are considered hotbeds of the pandemic...

Gulf governments say they truly are working to contain the spread of the virus in the labor compounds and also have pressured governments to repatriate their citizens.

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