Kuwait recruitment firms are struggling to find domestic helpers after the recruitment from the Philippines was suspended earlier this year, according to Kuwaiti media reporters.
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“The agencies are currently in a crisis that may lead to closing most of them if the suspension continues for over two months,” he said.
The ban on Filipino domestic workers travelling to Kuwait came into force on January 3. The move follows the death of a Filipina housemaid who was beaten by her sponsor’s wife.
“The reason behind the aged Sri Lankan helpers is that most neighboring countries pay higher commissions to domestic helper agencies in Sri Lanka, and thus they send them all the younger ones,” he said.
“This crisis is the result of mainly depending on one country in supplying domestic helpers despite the union’s repeated calls to bringing them from more countries,” he added.
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