Thursday, 22 March 2018

Tag Archives: migrants

Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

Nepal ban on women migrants

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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NHS fees for migrants to double


LONDON: The amount paid by temporary migrants to use the NHS will double in order to raise an additional £220m a year for the NHS, the government has announced. The immigration health surcharge is paid by people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are seeking to live in ...

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Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military plant land mines: Amnesty

Rohingya crises

LONDON: Burma’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state. Amnesty International reported two people were wounded on Sunday as 300,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh the past fortnight following what they deem government-sponsored persecution. Refugee accounts ...

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Spain rescues 600 migrants in one day


SPAIN’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddle boats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby. The UN says more ...

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56 dead as smugglers throw 300 migrants into Yemen sea


LONDON: At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea. Survivors – all Ethiopian and Somali migrants – managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along ...

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