Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Pregnant, jobless and stranded by Covid-19: domestic workers shelter in a Hong Kong charity’s safe house

  • Many Hong Kong domestic helpers lost their jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic yet have difficulty going home because of travel restrictions and a lack of flights
  • Those who quit or were fired after becoming pregnant face high living costs and big hospital bills. A charity’s shelter has given them a safe place to live

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Former domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia in a safe house on Hong Kong Island for new and expectant mothers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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