The Dark Side of International Migration

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UNITED NATIONS - The number of international migrants continues its relentless climb even as reports of slave-like conditions multiply.
There are now a record high of 232 million people living and working outside their countries of origin, generating over 400 billion dollars and more annually in remittances.

According to the U.N Population Division, migrants face continuous exploitation where they are used as slave labour, suffer from low wages and have inadequate medical care.

Joseph Chamie, a former director of the U.N. Population Division, says migrant “slave” labour, prohibitions are difficult to enforce, as it often takes place in households and small work sites. (END//2013)

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