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The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The Coronavirus is still negatively affecting societies and markets worldwide. In particular, the economic and health-related barriers mostly concern foreign workers overseas. Because of travel limitations, migrant workers in foreign countries are often losing their…

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Filipino workers, when a mother gives up a piece of her heart

Filipino workers, when a mother gives up a piece of her heart

The CNN published a new moving reportage entitled “When love is not enough” about millions of Filipinos working overseas to support their families back home. Eight mothers and children shared their stories of separation. Over…

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Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Thousands of Nepali workers migrate to countries across the every year in search for better livelihood opportunities. However, India remains the main destination for majority of Nepali workers for skilled and unskilled employment opportunities. Most…

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Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

Thousands of Nepalis working abroad are set to return home, having lost their jobs to the economic fallout of the pandemic. Nepal’s over-dependence on remittances from its migrant population is coming home to roost with…

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Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic impact around the globe and hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers are at the receiving end of the crisis. From Asia to Africa, migrants working overseas, particularly in developing countries,…

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World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

The COVID-19 lockdown in multiple countries has brought economic activities to a standstill, which has largely impacted the migrant workers across the world. According to a report by the World Bank, the lockdown in India…

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