Slavery Now: Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

Saliba, Christiane
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/19/slavery-now-migrant-labor-in-the-persian-gulf-and-saudi-arabia/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  19/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20770

Slavery still exists today. And it exists in the Gulf states and in Saudi Arabia.

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Slavery still exists today. And it exists in the Gulf states and in Saudi Arabia.

I am Syrian, but I was born and raised in Dubai where my parents worked. When I was in grade school we often collected donations to give to the migrant laborers in a construction camp near our school. We went to visit the camp to deliver the donations, and I witnessed with my own eyes the miserable conditions of the laborers. I could not believe my eyes—it was a dump. A twelve by ten room shared by eight men. Forty-five workers shared one toilet and a shower. The toilet and the shower were filthy.