29 April 2013 - Korea Herald. In 2012, the nation hired 791,000 non-Koreans, according to Statistics Korea. A majority of alien workers toil in factories, restaurants and construction sites, filling the gaps left by the native workforce that is fast aging and increasingly shunning hard, low-paying jobs.
29 April 2013 - About two million Nepalis work in the Gulf region and nearly three per cent seek help every year. Migrant rights activists have sought a strong mechanism to rescue stranded migrant workers in destination countries or countries of origin.
29 April 2013 - Jakarta Post. Labor watchdogs say limited access to information on the rights and protection of migrant workers is one of the reasons behind the rampant exploitation and marginalization that workers face.
26 April 2013 - This paper provides a synthesis of participant contributions and background materials for the March 2013 online discussion on Accessibility and Portability of Social Protection Entitlements for Migrant Workers.
April 2013 - ILO. This study sheds light on the situation of trafiicked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men. It analyses the complex processes by which vulnerable migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour in various types of work in the region, and the constraints that prevent them from leaving. It also examines the responses to human trafficking put in place by national governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other key stakeholders, and makes tentative suggestions as to how the effectiveness of their actions might be enhanced in the future.
28 March 2013 - AP-MagNet. This is the twelfth edition of the AP-MagNet Community Updates. In this newsletter we highlight resources, news and events in the world of migration. As an AP-MagNet member you are welcome to contribute to the Updates, just contact us via the details at the bottom of this page and we will make sure that your contribution is included in the next edition of the Updates.