Guidelines For Professionals And Organizations Providing Care And Protection Services To The Left Behind Children (Lbc): A Sri Lankan Perspective

Research Article
Buddhiprabha D. D. Pathirana
Left behind children, Female Migrant Workers, Sri Lanka, Middle East

Sri Lankan women have been journeying to the Middle East to be employed as domestic workers for several decades. The majority of them are mothers of young children who have left their children with their spouses and kin carers, having made ad hoc arrangements. This paper explores the services and provisions available to the LbC of the Sri Lankan female migrant workers to the Middle East (ME) from varied government organizations. The paper also provides suggestions and recommendations to these professionals/ organizations with the aim of promoting the wellbeing of the LbC of female migrant workers to the ME.