Funds available to help Refugees and Migrants falling

Efforts to assist the tens of millions who’ve been forced from their homes are being increasingly constrained by severely limited funds, a new report from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned, urging greater international attention and support. Funds available to help refugees and migrants falling, a UN agency informed last Tuesday, while the […]

Life conditions of today’s migrants left behind next of kin

BROOKINGS’s FUTURE DEVELOPMENT posted an article written by Milena Nikolova, Carol Graham, and Artjoms Ivlevs about the life conditions of today’s migrants left behind next of kin.  The MENA region is no exception in today’s world where its Gulf countries alone, could count to 85% of migrant workers amongst its population with monthly remittances flowing […]

The GCC migrant domestic workers

Out of all the MENA countries, the GCC migrant domestic workers, mainly in the UAE and Qatar where together with their outdoor counterpart such as drivers and / or other domestic helpers form almost the majority of all expatriate workers. Elsewhere in the GCC, the situation though practically similar, would be less acute in terms […]

State of Happiness in the world of 2018

The World Happiness Report 2018 is the annual report published by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network and as a relatively new survey of the state of happiness in the world of 2018, gives an idea of the state of the world’s countries per the resulting ranking of 156 countries by their happiness levels, and […]

Slavery in today’s MENA and in the World

THE GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX 2016 published this information page “as violent conflict escalates and political, economic, social and security spill overs destabilise many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the profile of victims vulnerable to modern slavery has shifted. Though MENA continues to act as a destination for men and women from […]

Current difficulties of life in the Gulf countries

Those coming to the UAE for work not as tourists, students or dependents of workers, whether non-national or foreign persons are as of February 4th, 2018 required to obtain a good conduct and behaviour certificate from their own country to be incorporated in their application to receive an entry visa. It is notoriously known throughout the […]