COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

COVID-19 and labour migration

Tens of millions of migrant workers face unemployment and poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many migrant workers, particularly women, are doing essential jobs for their host societies, such as health care, many others have lost jobs or work informally. As containment measures ease, millions of migrant workers may be required to return where labour markets are already under strain from high levels of unemployment and business disruptions.

Date issued: 24 June 2020 | Size/duration: 0:59