x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Video: The Debt Cycle - Part 1

For many Indian expatriates in the UAE, financial debt is a cause of both worry and humiliation. 700 indians have committed suicide in the UAE over the last 6 years. Official records for the reasons behind these suicides are hard to come by and many of them are generally attributed to depression, homesickness and financial debt. Cases highlighted in the media have quoted family members and friends suspecting financial debt to be the trigger behind the acts.

In this three part series we talk to social workers and psychologists to delve deep into the reasons why financial debt is a recurring theme among Indian expats and hear from one man who attempted to end his life twice and the reasons that compeled him to do so.

Produced by Deepthi Unnikrishnan.