Indian migrants flock to Gulf

Despite allegations of abuse and employee mistreatment, thousands risk working abroad.



    When the global economy took a downturn, some migrant workers living in the United Arab Emirates were abandoned by their employers without pay.

    Many of these workers have had their passports confiscated and are prevented from leaving the country, and are now living with no electricity and barely enough food to survive.

    Yet despite risks such as these, workers in India continue to try their luck, lining up in scores to apply for work in the Gulf.

    Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from India's Malappuram in northern Kerala, India.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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