Video Duration 25 minutes 02 seconds
From: 101 East

Long Way From Home

As the world watched events unfold in Libya, little attention was paid to the plight of migrant workers stranded there.

The ‘Arab Spring’ led hundreds of thousands of Asian migrant workers to flee the region.

Today, some remain stranded, while others are just starting to return.

The uprisings sweeping through the Middle East has attracted attention across the world.

The rise and fall of dictators and the ongoing challenges for these countries dominate the news discourse.

But very little is known about the Asian migrant workers who have been inadvertently caught up in the fighting.

The Libyan uprising triggered the flight of hundreds of thousands of Asian labourers. Some, however, were forced to stay in the war-torn country.

101 East reports on the migrant workers stranded in the Middle East in Long Way From Home.

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