job losses of Indian working in Gulf countries

Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to Gulf

Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to Gulf

March 9, 2021

Gijo Panchachikkal, 51, worked in Bahrain as a manager in a private automobile firm for over 10 years. However, in November 2020, Panchachikkal was forced to go back to Kerala as he lost his job due to the pandemic. Since then, he has been trying to run a business in Kerala by as...

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A problematic homecoming: Malayalee exodus from the Gulf

A problematic homecoming: Malayalee exodus from the Gulf

January 21, 2021

Around 870,000 expats from Kerala came back to their homeland in 2020, according to data published by the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) department, with 567,000 citing job loss as the reason for their unwitting homecoming. A large majority of the jobs lost were blamed on...

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