Labors Live in Grimy Accommodation in Bahrain

      Published on Saturday, 10 November , 2018      262 Views     
Labors Live in Grimy Accommodation in Bahrain

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Around 200 men say they are forced to live in squalor in their Bahrain labor accommodation and are appealing for urgent intervention.

Clogged toilets soiled with human excrement, floors coated in a layer of slimy dirt, leaking taps that flood passageways and broken drainage pipes were among some of the examples seen by the GDN.




There are blackened cooking stoves covered in grease and soot in the open kitchen, rubbish is strewn outside and tenants live in constant fear of stray dogs that routinely prowl inside the compound.

The men who live there work for a construction equipment supplier, but were afraid to be identified because they feared losing their jobs.

“We are scared to talk to anyone as we fear being sacked the next day,” one Indian worker told the GDN.

Ordeal

“We are trying our best to clean the place, but after eight to 10 hours of work in this heat we are too tired.

“Over the years the place has become so dirty that it is difficult to clean.

“Stray dogs that come in through open spaces under the cabins are a menace – they make the place dirty and at times become hostile.

“The kitchen is open and the dogs sometimes defecate inside it.

“The drainage tap leaks, the water stinks and the toilets are dirty.

“There is no cleaning equipment and we can’t afford to buy any from the small salary that we get.

“We have told our supervisors about the situation, but nothing has been done.”

The GDN learnt their accommodation was not registered as a legal labor camp, which means it is off the radar of government inspectors.

It is located off Highway 96, near Alba, and those living in the portable cabins there come from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.



“I always fear we will end up with diseases if we continue living in such unhygienic situation,” said one of the men, from Pakistan.

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Category Bahrain News | 2018/11/10 latest update at 6:50 PM
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