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The Other Migrant Crisis

Despite the unparalleled regional conflict and refugee crisis pulling international headlines, the MENA region continues to attract millions of women and men from South Asia, South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa who travel to the region for employment in low-paying sectors, such as construction and domestic work. These migrant workers, already vulnerable to exploitation at the hand of their employer or recruiter prior to the outbreak of conflict, are facing new risks to their safety. ‘The Other Migrant Crisis’ examines the current situation of these other migrants – the men, women and children who are trafficked or exploited as low-paid workers in MENA.