Suicide Soars Among Ugandan Migrants Abused in the Gulf
In 2016, Uganda banned its nationals from working in Oman but a growing number of Ugandans are returning home with from the Gulf country with tales of abuse by employers. A parliamentary report documenting the deaths of 48 Ugandans - 34 by suicide - in the Middle East since January 2017 has sparked calls for more effective action.
Domestic worker (file photo).
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30 November 2017
"Suicide means you have been going through a very difficult time. Life has not been bearable, the only hope is to die." Read more »
Burundi: Local Girls Trafficked to Gulf
Iwacu, 29 August 2017
After a period of decline, girls and women trafficking to Gulf countries has been intensifying since the last few days. Minors also try to return to Tanzania through Ruyigi and… Read more »
Monitor, 10 April 2017
Kuwait was in the news recently following a 12-second video that was posted online, of a maid falling seven floors from a window. The video was filmed and uploaded onto social… Read more »
The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies has said the figure has increased to 65,000 due to 15,000 people who joined the exodus in one year. Read more »
The death of Mary Magdalene Wamuyu, 23, is one of many stories of the painful search for bodies by families of those who mysteriously die in Middle Eastern countries. Read more »