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Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

This report addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers, based on information from 17 rapid assessments carried out under ILO labour migration projects. It documents migrant workers' loss of employment, wage theft, stranding, deportation, and exclusion from stimulus measures. The report provides recommendations to strengthen migrant workers’ protection through inclusion, equality of treatment, and fair recruitment.

 

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
All
Author
Katharine Jones
Sanushka Mudaliar and Nicola Piper
Language
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
SDGs
SDG.8 - Decent Work And Economic Growth
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG Indicators
Indicator 10.7.1
Indicator 8.8.1
SDG Targets
Target 10.7
Target 8.8
Keywords
COVID-19 and migration
Labour markets and employment
Tags
migrant workers
unemployment
working conditions
social protection
Status
Published

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