10 Things you should know about Migrant Resource Centres in the Arab States

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Based on the publication ‘A Mapping of Migrant Resource Centres in the Arab States’ this brief outlines global good practices in the establishment of migrant resource centres.

Migrant workers in the Arab States are commonly isolated by language barriers, by the remote nature of their workplaces and accommodation (whether private homes, construction sites or rural farms) and their long hours of work. Having a welcoming, common space for them to meet and interact during their (limited) free time is an important basic right which can support their mental and physical health; and can be an entry point for providing much needed services, as well as a potential opportunity for engagement with workers’ representatives.

Based on the publication ‘A Mapping of Migrant Resource Centres in the Arab States’ this brief outlines global good practices in the establishment of migrant resource centres and provides an overview of six migrant resource centres in the Arab States, outlining important lessons for future initiatives to establish and run such centres.