As part of the National Strategy to Prevent Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, the Expatriate Worker Shelter Center in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh was visited by committee members and Hashim Al-Qallaf, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice and Vice-Chairman of the Permanent National Committee. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the services offered to foreign employees and the way the center operated.
The Public Authority for Manpower’s Acting Deputy Director General of the Workforce Protection Sector, Dr. Fahd Al-Murad, thanked the committee for coming and emphasized how crucial it was for them to comprehend the care and services provided at the shelter. Al-Murad emphasized that the facility has received praise from numerous diplomatic missions and international organizations.
The tour included a thorough rundown of the amenities and services, highlighting the center’s leadership position in Kuwait. Al-Murad pointed out that the committee’s combined efforts are in line with the political leadership’s resolve to uphold anti-human trafficking legislation. He emphasized Kuwait’s leadership in the world of enforcing laws and regulations, pointing out that the center offers top-notch lodging for women and has plans to build a new facility for male employees.
The facility puts an emphasis on the health and welfare of its prisoners by providing food, medical attention, and recreational opportunities such as sporting and cultural events. In addition to thanking the committee for its commitment to defending the rights and dignity of foreign workers, Al-Murad said, “Our partnership with the Red Crescent Society guarantees a suitable environment until they return to their home countries.”
During the visit, committee members received a full description of the admission procedure for female workers, emphasizing protection and social care under international laws and treaties. The procedures were explained, including the quick admission, medical exams, lodging, food, and activities. Inspections of the center’s amenities, the female detainees’ activity halls, and the provision of proper clothing when needed were all covered in the tour. A video presentation highlighted the convicts’ adequate and hygienic living conditions while providing insights into their daily routine.