India: Exploited dreams: Dispatches from Indian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia
Every day, close to 1,000 Indian low-wage migrant workers are provided with emigration clearances to travel to Saudi Arabia. However, Indian migrant workers can often face serious exploitation and deception during the migration process, leading to serious human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia which, at worst, includes forced labour. This report examines the systemic factors in the pre-departure phase of the migration process that contribute to the exploitation and deception of migrant workers by individual brokers and recruiting. It also documents the human rights abuses migrant workers encountered during their employment and residence in Saudi Arabia.