Migration

Informal migration for labor

Thailand: Migrants Could Benefit from Moves to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

Migrant workers in Thailand who could not return to their home countries because of the COVID-19 lockdown have lost jobs and suffered financial hardship during the pandemic, but could soon see their outlook improve as the country starts to reopen. Thailand has long been a regional ...

Nontarat Phaicharoen

Migrant workers’ unemployment may hinder disease control

As the Thai economy is heavily impacted by government attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak, experts believe that the situation for migrant workers may contribute to the epidemic. Proper policies and employment support are needed to set things right. It has been 2 weeks since Rachen ...

Yiamyut Sutthichaya

Covid-19 measures leave Southeast Asia’s migrant workers exposed, lay bare their living conditions

Job loss, crowded quarters and reduced access to healthcare are among the issues foreign workers face. Advocacy groups say the pandemic can only be controlled with an inclusive approach that protects every individual’s rights to life and health. The spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus among Singapore’s migrant ...

Neo Chai Chin

Thai lockdown sparks exodus of 60,000 migrant workers: ministry official

About 60,000 migrant workers living in Thailand have fled the country since authorities shut malls and many businesses at the weekend to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a Thai interior ministry official said on Wednesday. Thailand’s latest measures have left many without jobs and prompted ...

Panarat Thepgumpanat

Lao Migrants Fleeing Poverty Defy Dangers to Work in Thailand

Lao workers, many of them young and some still in their teens, have poured in growing numbers this year into neighboring Thailand, braving exploitation and unsafe work conditions in search of employment to help support families back home, sources in the Southeast Asian nation say. Many ...

NGO Urges Tightened Restrictions on Influx of Chinese Nationals to Cambodia

Cambodia should tighten restrictions on the influx of Chinese nationals to the country, according to a local rights group, which says the community is responsible for rampant violent crime and loose ethics that are contributing to the downfall of society. Many Chinese nationals living in Cambodia ...

Vietnamese land grabbers linked to Cambodian firm

A senior Virak Chey National Park official on Monday said the 12 Vietnamese nationals being held in pre-trial detention for allegedly crossing the border illegally into Ratanakkiri province and clearing land are suspected of having links to a Cambodian company. Sou Khon, Virak Chey National Park ...

Free border pass for Songkran returnees

Workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia can return to their countries for the Songkran festival without having to pay a border pass fee, according to a policy committee on tackling migrant worker problems and human trafficking. The waiver was announced at a panel meeting on ...

300,000 migrants expected to leave Thailand for Songkran

An exodus of nearly 300,000 migrant workers is expected from April 5-30 when they visit hometowns for the Songkran festival in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Labour Minister Pol General Adul Sangsingkeo, following a meeting of the Migrant Worker Management and Anti-Human Trafficking Sub-committee on Wednesday, ...

Focus on Thai fishing distracts from worker abuse in other sectors: researchers

Millions of migrant workers in Thailand’s construction, agriculture and livestock industries suffer from exploitative practices, but a focus on the fishing sector has distracted attention from them, researchers said on Thursday. Migrant workers in several industries get few protections, including a minimum wage and overtime ...

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