The migrants, mainly from Central Asia, are unable to return to their countries.
The Gulf states have a duty to include low-income migrant workers in their COVID-19 policy responses.
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing global recession threaten the living standards, and especially food security, of Nepali families that are dependent on remittances from migration.
The Himalayan Times
When Rita Alemu realised the plane she had boarded in Dubai had taken her back home to Ethiopia, she burst into tears as she knew she would never recover more than a year’s unpaid wages.
Migrants demand justice and food security in country-wide protests, after losing their jobs and being forced to return home.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has produced a rapid assessment report on food security in the Indo-Pacific. It seeks to understand the effect that COVID-19 may have on food security in the region.
East Asia Forum
Despite the government's stimulus package, migrant workers employed by private companies are struggling to survive.