The total number of domestic helpers officially registered in Kuwait increased by 39,285 (24.2 percent) in the period of June 2018 to June 2019, as per recent government statistics. Statistics also showed that Indians topped the list with 327,000 domestic helpers, 75 percent of whom are male, followed by 137,000 helpers from the Philippines, 99 percent of whom are female. Helpers from Bangladesh stand third with a total of 89,000 workers, 98 percent of whom are male.
Sri Lankan helpers number fourth with a total of 72,000 workers (74 percent female) and Ethiopia fifth with 18,000 helpers, followed by Nepal with 15,000 helpers, while the remaining 14,000 domestic workers are of various nationalities. In addition, statistics showed that female helpers from Ivory Coast are the least with 3,500 workers, followed by 2,800 from Madagascar and 2,783 from Indonesia.
According to report, one-third of the total expatriate workers in Kuwait are domestic helpers, adding that the total number of domestic helpers was 707,000 by the end of 2018 and 678,000 by the end of 2017
SOURCE : IIK