Mass migration leads to loss of 83,000 expats from Kuwait in last two months

Number of domestic workers decreased between February to April by 11.59%

  
People in protective masks, following the coronavirus outbreak, ride the escalator at a supermarket to stock up on food in Salmiya, after Kuwait's government announced mandatory work leave for all people in Kuwait, March 11, 2020.

People in protective masks, following the coronavirus outbreak, ride the escalator at a supermarket to stock up on food in Salmiya, after Kuwait's government announced mandatory work leave for all people in Kuwait, March 11, 2020.

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KUWAIT CITY: Mass migration of workers from Kuwait has led to 83,000 workers and domestic workers leaving Kuwait permanently or non renewal or due to expiration of visa in the last two months.

According to the Public Authority for Manpower the number of domestic workers decreased between February to April by 11.59% i.e 84,463 workers and domestic workers.

As per the Ministry of Interior the total number of domestic workers in February was 71, 9988, in April it was 636,525, reports Al Rai.

As per Recruitment offices of Domestic workers in month of April 19 complaints were filed against employers of companies, 95 complaints from workers against employers, 162 complaints were referred to the judiciary, 115 complaints of absconding were referred to judiciary, 97 complaints were filed against workers by employers, 123 complaints were resolved amicably between the worker and the employer, 32 complaints of passport were filed where the passports were handed over to the workers.

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