Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued this morning the General Directorate of Residency Affairs in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior, a new decision to prevent the recruitment of labor from 27 Arab countries, and non-Arab, including 25 African countries and two Asian countries in East Asia.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued this morning the General Directorate of Residency Affairs in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior, a new decision to prevent the recruitment of labor from 27 Arab countries, and non-Arab, including 25 African countries and two Asian countries in East Asia.

On the other hand, the decision to stop the recruitment of any domestic labor from these African countries, including Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Malawi and Chad, Sierra Leone, Niger, Tanzania, Gambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Cameroon, DRC and Burundi, as well as two Asian countries, Indonesia and Bhutan, are expected to be amended soon.

In a related statement, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas to the correspondent of the newspaper Al-Wasat this morning, the decision was due to requests from the Kuwaiti Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health and the General Directorate of Manpower in Kuwait.

On the other hand, domestic workers constitute about one third of the total number of migrant workers in Kuwait, including women and maids.There were 724,000 workers at the end of the second quarter of 2019.