UAE Human Rights Abuses of Migrant Workers

0329OPEDstolle-SUB02-articleLargeIn Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE where lavish tourism sites are being constructed, the work is being done by migrant Indian and Pakistani workers who are being abused.

They are  locked into the kafala system (a form of indentured servitude) working for small wages and becoming trapped in the UAE for their visas expire due to long working stints. And this system is not exclusive to the UAE but the Gulf States in general.

Reading this op-ed in the NYT is important to be informed of this human rights violating system.

Read Here.

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