Gulf. & migrant workers' home states must make mutual effort to safeguard health, wages & jobs during Covid crisis

Author: Mohammed Hossain Sarker, Financial Express, Published on: 21 May 2020

"Forced repatriation of migrant workers amid Covid-19," 18 May 2020

As much as the globe is going to experience an apocalyptic economic downturn, a foreseeable 'migration crisis' is going to expose the long-standing vulnerability of 25 million [Gulf] migrants...

states have announced different rescue and stimulus packages... with a few exceptions, there is an absence of commitment to protect migrant workers' health, wages and jobs...

Gulf countries tend to take advantage of their vulnerability... [some] have started mass deportation of irregular workers...

a mutually agreed effort by both originating and receiving countries was imperative to offset its devastating impacts... host countries should stop their unjust action of repatriating migrant workers amid this crisis... originating countries... could launch an endeavour to convince the host states in this regard.

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