Red Haze


In a fog of red spray paint, this laborer works at one of hundreds of wrought iron companies in an industrial area of Jeddah. Saudi men do not hold blue collar positions in this country. The hard laborers come from poorer countries in the region like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia, Yemen, and others. It is rare to see any of these workers using face masks or protective gear of any kind. Even the welders do not wear eye protection.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Red Haze

  1. Dina says:

    Even the welders?? How can that be?!

  2. Grami says:

    The wellbeing of the foreign workforce is a serious issue but their human rights are also said to be violated I’m afraid.

  3. Judy says:

    That is so sad to hear that the workers are not using anything to protect their health. It makes me wonder if they are provided with the masks and just choose not to use them, or is nothing provided for them. I can’t imagine breathing in all of that spray paint.

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