Why is there a need? Migrant workers who are in dispute with their employers, or are injured, have no family here to fall back on. Although the law requires employers to provide “upkeep and maintenance”, which in practice may be understood to mean accommodation and food, the reality is that when the relationship has turned acrimonious, employers may not fulfill their obligations willingly. Workers report facing enormous pressure to leave their dormitories. They also fear that continuing to stay in company housing exposes them to the risk of forcible repatriation before they’ve received their due salaries or injury compensation. Many workers thus leave or are forced out of dormitories.