Global Pandemic Crisis and Its Impact to Migrant Workers in Asia: OFWs, Their Families and Children Left-Behind
Posted on March 25, 2021
Category: Event


Mindanao State University (MSU-GSC) and Ateneo Migration Center of Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia and Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Japan is going to hold a seminar-forum on the Global Pandemic Crisis and its Impact to Migrant Workers in Asia: OFWs, Families, and Children Left-Behind on March 29, 2021, 3PM (Manila Time) / 2PM (Jakarta Time).⁣

It is apparent these days that migrant workers face the risks of unemployment and deportation due to the economic downturn resulting from the pandemic.⁣

In this regard, it is important to find out the specific ways migrants have been affected by the pandemic, and examine the measures adopted in migrants’ host and home countries to prevent, mitigate and address its negative impacts. ⁣

This seminar aims to look into the need to apply a whole-of-government approach for better implementation of pandemic response measures in the country.

Finally, it offers policy recommendations to address major gaps in the implementation of existing policies that address the plight of migrant workers, their families, and children left-behind.

Register yourself here.


Written by Bebesea

Platform for stories and resources on the rights of migrants and their families in/from East and Southeast Asia.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Articles

Where is Home?

Where is Home?

A young boy’s life drastically changed after the pandemic followed by the coup in Myanmar. This work of fiction is based on reports from different media agencies as well as interviews with people from A Nyar. Trigger warning: death, war, bombs, suffering of...