Asian migrant labour in the Gulf

This ad, on display at the IAA 2006 conference in Dubai, really says it all:

3 Comments so far

  1. Farrukh Naeem (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    Hey SD,

    I felt the same when I looked at this campaign at the IAA World Congress. Actually, I photographed ALL the entries – which were actually supposed to be over 300 but weren’t.

    I am blogging about the various events of the Congress on my blog.

  2. Zain (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    What the fuck is this????

  3. Zain (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    A piece from above article. Its a shame!!

    The bleak living conditions, combined with long work hours and low pay, have also led to rising suicide rates. Last year, Ghaemi said, 80 Indian residents took their lives, up from 67 in 2004. One worker hanged himself at a construction site last year. In one of the more dramatic recent cases, a Pakistani taxi driver set himself on fire in front of his company after reportedly being refused permission to return home to visit his ailing mother.

    If the United Arab Emirates really is concerned about the problems, Ghaemi said, it should join international treaties that protect workers and human rights.

    “It’s really the source of the problem,” he said. “The government is not acknowledging its obligations.”


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