Many countries have recognized migrants’ vulnerable situation as well as the benefits of migration, in line with the vision of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the 2030 Agenda. In this context, stakeholders at local, national and international levels have introduced policies and/or programmes to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic’s socio-economic effects on migrants. As countries look towards opening up, this paper provides an overview of these responses and also presents some previous initiatives that, if more widely adopted, could facilitate migrants’ and communities’ (re)integration and preparedness to prevent similar detrimental consequences in future crises.
This UN Network on Migration Discussion Paper is the result of an active collaboration between the In
ternational Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the other
members of the Network’s Executive Committee, in partnership with the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).