Two in 10 foreign domestic workers in Singapore are vulnerable to mental health issues, according to a study conducted in March 2015.
Two in 10 foreign domestic workers in Singapore are vulnerable to mental health issues, according to a study conducted in March 2015.

The trend of hiring live-in, domestic helpers across southeast Asia is rising as it's relatively affordable. They come to wealthy cities like Singapore to earn a better living.

The city-state now has nearly a quarter of a million domestic helpers mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.

But increasing cases of abuse highlight the vulnerability of those taking positions as live-in help.

TRT World's Melanie Ralph in Singapore has more.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies