Video Duration 25 minutes 45 seconds
From: 101 East

Exploited: Filipino Workers in Geneva

Filipino workers in Geneva, Switzerland are being forced to pay exorbitant prices to live in overcrowded apartments. 101 East investigates.

Across Geneva, Switzerland, tens of thousands of undocumented Filipino workers cook meals, clean homes and care for wealthy families.

But their own accommodation is a daily struggle.

At the mercy of so-called “slumlords”, they are forced to pay exorbitant rates in a sordid trade in which apartments are rented out by the room. Six people are often crammed in a small one-bedroom flat.

101 East exposes the exploitation of vulnerable Filipino workers in one of the richest countries in the world.