TheCOVID19 pandemic poses significant challenges to governments, societies, businesses and individuals. As the outbreak worsens, migrant workers as a vulnerable group in international supplychains face increased health risks due to lack of health insurance or access to healthcare, job insecurity due to factory shut-downs and lay-offs, and risk of losing the irregular status by overstaying visas due to tightening travel restrictions.
Governments are putting measures in place to contain the spread ofCOVID-19 and ensure health and safety of populations.
Overview of Government Response to Ensure Safety and Wellbeing of Migrant Workers Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak has been developed by the International Organization for Migration(IOM)as a monitoring tool with an objective to provide businesses with a repository of official resources in countries of origin and destination to help them ensure wellbeing, health and safety of migrant workers in own operations and supply chains.
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