In the Gulf, this is often one of the busiest times of the year for migrants working as cooks, cleaners and nannies. For some, it can also be an emotionally stressful period because they are isolated from their families, a local migrant rights group has said.
The ban is being applied across 20 other MENA countries where the rights of employers outweigh labor policies and protections for the domestic worker, Indonesia's manpower and transmigration minister said.
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