Kuwait repatriates thousands of migrants amid coronavirus fears

Undocumented migrant workers seeking to return home gather outside the Nepal embassy in Kuwait. Photo: Hari Neupane via MyRepublica

Thousands of undocumented migrant workers are awaiting repatriation from Kuwait under a government scheme aimed at countering the spread of Covid-19.

Crowded living conditions make migrant workers especially vulnerable to infection and the effect of the scheme will be to reduce their numbers.

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