Help-institutions for migrant workers in Korea

>> Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Korea’s Migrant Workers Find Voice on Air

The Korean Community TV Channel RTV launched the Migrant Worker’s Television (MWTV) in 2005.Presenters include migrants who run the gauntlet of Korea’s Immigration Bureau. MWTV broadcasts weekly news programs in nine languages (Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, Indonesian, Mongolian, Nepali, Russian and Tagalog), focusing on issues of importance to migrant workers, news from home countries and explanations of Korean news for foreign residents.

Migrant workers offered free interpretation and counseling

……Overseas workers suffer more than just homesickness, misunderstanding and improper treatment due to lack of communication and cultural differences at their workplaces or in course of daily living. Having grown aware of overseas workers' difficulties living in Korea, the Korea International Labor Foundation (KOILAF) Interpretation Service Center has been helping migrant workers to understand Korea better, including labor-related legal issues and cultural understanding, by providing language assistance service in seven languages -- English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Russian, Indonesian and Thai.

KASAMMAKO or Unity of Filipino Migrant Workers in Korea is an alliance of Filipino migrant organizations in Korea. It was originally composed of the following migrant groups:

1. Association of Filipino Migrant Workers in Korea (AFILMWOK)
2. Bicol Association
3. Federation of Filipino Workers in Korea (FFWK)
4. New Era Foundation
5. Sama-sama sa Korea (SSK)

Migrante International
Alliance of Filipino Migrant Organizations

Migrant Workers Health Association in Korea

Cordillera Brotherhood Association

Sagada Migrant Workers Association

Guri Pastoral Center ... 031-566-1141
Ansan Galilea Center ... 031-494-8411
Suwon Emmaus Center ... 031-257-8501
Friends Without Borders Counseling Office ... 032-345-6734/5
Gasan, Song-uri Int'l. Community ... 031-543-5296
Uijungbu, Nokyandong Migrant Center ... 031-878-6926
Masok Chonmasan Migrant Center ... 031-593-6542
Bomun, Seoul Foreign Labor Counseling Office ... 02-928-2049/ 924-2706


Asia Pacific Forum on Law, Women, and Development

The Church Intervention on Filipino Migration International Catholic Migration Commission


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