Iraqis desperate, Foreign workers imported

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Military contractor in Iraq holds foreign workers in warehouses
By Adam Ashton | McClatchy Newspapers

BAGHDAD — About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.

Najlaa International Catering Services, a subcontractor to KBR, an engineering, construction and services company, hired the men, who're from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. On Tuesday, they staged a march outside their compound to protest their living conditions.

[ Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Cost of massive unemployment in Iraq could be paid in blood
By Corinne Reilly | McClatchy Newspapers
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/53290.html ]

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