[Published here October 21, 2021]
Arrested before payday, deported without papers and now stonewalled by their former bosses – hundreds of African migrants thrown out of Abu Dhabi are struggling to start over without key documents and crucial cash.
[Published here September 17, 2021]
BEIRUT, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Just months ago, Cameroonian migrant Wilfred Christopher had a home and stable job as a pastry chef in Abu Dhabi.
Now, the 26-year-old fears for his life after authorities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deported him to Cameroon – where his home region is mired in conflict.
I spoke to BBC Newsday about the mass detentions and deportations of African expatriates working in Abu Dhabi.
Here’s the full interview, with my comments at 47:10.