The Department of Foreign Affairs has ordered the stoppage of sending overseas Filipino workers to the following countries due to hostilities and conflicts:
A total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers in Afghanistan took effect only in 2007.
OFWs were prohibited from going to Iraq in 2004 after a series of suicide bomb attacks and abduction of foreigners followed the US-led war.
Reports of widespread abuse to Filipino workers prompted the government to ban deployment here on Jan 2008.
Following the Israel-Lebanon conflict, Filipino workers were not allowed to enter this conflict-ridden country on June 2007.
Deployment ban in this country was implemented on Dec. 2007.
Several OFWs have protested the imposition of the deployment ban on these countries. Reports claim that some workers resort to illegal papers to enter these conflict areas.