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COVID-19 makes life tougher for immigrant workers

The Korea Times, Korea, 11 September 2020 - Korea is home to almost 2.5 million people who were born outside the country, with almost half coming from China and Vietnam, followed by the Philippines and Bangladesh.

Posted by Site Admin at Sep 16, 2020 04:44 PM |
More female migrant workers return to hometowns in China to aid children

Asia One, China, 11 September 2020 - Ma Haizhe, a mother of two, decided to return to her rural hometown-Xiaohe village of Tianshui city in Gansu province - in 2014 to take care of her children when her 6-year-old son was preparing to attend primary school and her daughter, 3, was old enough for kindergarten.

Posted by Site Admin at Sep 16, 2020 04:35 PM |
60 Nepalese Migrant Workers Including Domestic Help Repatriated From Oman

Nepal 24, Nepal, 11 September 2020 - The Embassy of Nepal in Oman has said that a total of 830 Nepali migrant workers returned home in five rescue flights so far after the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus infection.

Posted by Site Admin at Sep 16, 2020 04:22 PM |
Plan to replace foreign workers with Nepalis in various sectors is easier said than done

The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, 10 September 2020 - Just before the lockdown began in the third week of March to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Umesh Prasad Singh had more than 400 Indian seasonal workers at his two brick factories at Tarapatti Sirsiya, Dhanusha. He had employed 300 Nepali workers as well.

Posted by Site Admin at Sep 16, 2020 04:16 PM |
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Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 10, 2020 12:00 AM |
COVID-19: Impact on migrant workers and country response in Cambodia

Country brief prepared by the ILO’s Regional Office for Thailand on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, and country's responses.

Posted by Y Y at Aug 07, 2020 12:00 AM |
Development Denied – Recruitment Fees Eroding Migrant Worker Remittances (Pt 5)

As part of our continuing focus on the links between COVID-19 and the business and human rights agenda, IHRB is exploring the impact of the pandemic on migrant workers across Asia and the roles and responsibilities of businesses in addressing these challenges. Most of the 35million+ migrant workers estimated to live and work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are from Africa or South and Southeast Asia. Across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states, an estimated 10 million migrant workers live and work in major destinations such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. During the pandemic, countries in the GCC and Singapore were ranked in the top ten for infection rates per million, and almost all cases were from migrant workers living in dormitories. This five part series begins with an overview of the range of challenges facing migrant workers throughout South East Asia as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent pieces in the series will cover accommodation conditions, discrimination issues, recruitment fees and wage theft, as well as impacts to migrant workers’ remittances back home.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 05, 2020 12:00 AM |
Migrant Workers and Remittances in the Time of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic recession put job security and well-being of over 91 million international migrants from Asia and the Pacific at risk. Official data show international remittances to developing Asian economies have plummeted in recent months. A substantial number of households in developing Asia—who depends on international remittances— could fall into poverty; particularly in the Pacific and Central/West Asia economies where dependency rates on remittance inflows are high. This webinar will examine the impact of pandemic on labor mobility, including a forecast of the COVID-19 impact on remittance inflows for this year. It will also explore policy options to safeguard migrants and the remittance recipient households.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 04, 2020 12:00 AM |
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