Health Problems Faced by Migrant Workers in Country of Destination


  • Faiz Rasool Ph.D scholar, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • Majid Hussain Alis Ghalib Hussain Assistant Professor, Development Studies, Bahria University, Islamabad Campus
  • Shahnaz Bano Assistant Gender and Poverty Wing, IFAD MPhil Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad


Health Problems, Exploitation, Labor Migration, Low-skilled


The out-migration from under developed countries like Pakistan is considering the only hope for the individuals as the survival strategy which leads towards the well-being of the left behind families, but this migration come along various health hazardous which did not consider a policy or human rights issue. The study focused upon the 3-D works (dangerous, dirty and degrading) which leads towards hazardous working environment that is the violation of labor laws. In the destination countries e.g. UAE various supervisor and the employers forced migrants for such work to get more benefits. The data was extracted from the MPhil dissertation; the area of the study was Dera Ghazi Khan; the labor migrants were in-depth interviewed. The overall working conditions / environment was narrated by the respondents discussed in the article. Study highlighted various health issues faced by the migrants in the country of destination due to various legalities and non-serious attitude of suppliers / employers toward migrants’ health.





How to Cite

Rasool, F. ., Alis Ghalib Hussain, M. H. ., & Bano, S. . (2023). Health Problems Faced by Migrant Workers in Country of Destination. UW Journal of Social Sciences, 6(1), 11–19. Retrieved from