Filipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFPFilipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFP
Filipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFP

Filipino domestic helpers fled mistreatment in Middle East but government hasn’t delivered the support it promised

  • A low-interest loan scheme to support the returnees offers hope but many are put off by its strict lending rules
  • Philippine government has banned citizens from working in Kuwait and has started evacuating others from conflict zones

Topic |   The Philippines
Filipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFPFilipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFP
Filipino workers arrive at Manila International Airport after a flight from Kuwait. Photo: AFP
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