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COVID-19 highlights importance of addressing socio-economic inequalities for migrants to Middle East & No. Africa

"For migrant workers in the MENA, flattening the curve of inequality is urgent," 29 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has... unveiled the conditions under which migrant workers in Arab countries live... two sides of their suffering: racism and socio-economic inequalities...

Panic and fear of the COVID-19 virus has increased already existing racist attitudes...

the pandemic has highlighted the unjust working conditions of migrant workers in the region...

The pandemic has also been an opportunity to rethink the unequal working conditions of migrant workers. Some Arab governments have tried to introduce some measures to address such risks...

Some governments have announced measures to alleviate financial risks for some workers...

COVID-19 has shown that it is in the interest of citizens themselves that migrant workers have the right to healthcare, adequate housing, social security and just working conditions.