Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, finds the UN International Labour Organization’s new study on migrant workers in South-East Asia.
Migrants say they fear the diplomatic crisis will leave them destitute, jobless and trapped in the Gulf.
With the borders closed and flights suspended from many Gulf countries, the residents feel trapped, and are preparing for an impending shortage of resources in the import-dependent country.
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