Potential responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in support of migrant workers

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Author: Moroz, Harry; Shrestha, Maheshwor; Testaverde, Mauro

Abstract:

Across the globe, international migrants and their families are highly exposed to the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Based on estimates of migration stocks and remittances, before the pandemic around 270 million people lived outside their country of birth and sent nearly $700 billion in remittances to their home countries. As of mid-May, the 20 countries with the most cases of COVID-19 host 55 per cent of the world's migrants who send home 54 per cent of the world's remittances. Migrant health is a key concern during the COVID-19 outbreak. This note...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Employment; Labour market; Policy

Keywords: Migrants; Employment pattern; Employment status; Economic impact; Economic conditions; Labour policy; Policy implications

Published: [Washington, District of Columbia]: World Bank, 2020

Physical description: 51 p.

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https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/428451587390154689/potential-responses-to-the-covid-19-outbreak-in-support-of-migrant-workers-may-26-2020

Also called: Potential responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak in support of migrant workers

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.171

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