Resilient residents: the paradoxes of migrants’ identity in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East is a region of intense mobility, both voluntary and forced. In the region, the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) are the largest recipients of labour migrants in the world and have been a powerful magnet for regional migration since the beginning of tafra, the oil era. Arab, Asian and European migrants have converged to the Gulf countries bringing their social, gender, religious and political identity in countries like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where they ended up representing more than 80% of the countries population and 95% of the labour force in the UAE. Read more

Dernière modification : 22/01/2014

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