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US Ambassador: Living conditions of foreign workers in Kuwait 'improving'
July 30, 2018, 7:14 am

The living conditions of foreign workers in Kuwait are on the rise and improving, said the United States Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Lawrence R. Silverman Sunday.

Visiting the foreign workers' shelter, operated by the Public Authority for Manpower, Ambassador Silverman said that the Kuwaiti government took the right decisions concerning the treatment of foreign workers.

As the annual July 30 anniversary of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons nears, the US Ambassador commended Kuwait's efforts to combat human trafficking and maltreatment of workers, noting that some 20 million people around the globe were suffering from those criminal acts.

On his part, Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah said that the foreign workers' shelter included 170 nationalities, which suffered from abuse and mistreatment. The shelter provided protection for this important sector of society, ensuring that their rights were preserved and fought for, said the Kuwaiti official.

The Public Authority for Manpower coordinated with various diplomatic missions in the country when it came to admission to the 2014-established shelter, affirmed Al-Mutawtah who encouraged all individuals to report any violations to the authority so that proper procedures were taken.

Source: KUNA

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