KUWAIT: While official statistics by the interior ministry and Public Authority for Manpower reveal that 65,000 domestic helpers left the country during the past three years after their contracts expired, other official reports have revealed that more than 69,000 domestic workers entered the country since the start of this year – a rate of 383 daily. Statistics show 718,000 domestic helpers are registered in the interior ministry system, compared to 648,000 on Dec 31, 2018, which means their numbers rose by 9 percent in six months. Around 2,800 domestic helpers were deported in the past three years and 21,000 left voluntarily between 2015 and 2017, while 90,000 residency permits were cancelled between 2015 and 2018. Filipinos formed the highest number of deportees at 1,173 persons. – Al-Qabas