Informal migration for labor

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Migrant workers in times of Covid-19: An empathetic disaster response for Myanmar workers in Thailand

During disasters, the needs of migrants, especially undocumented labors, are often overlooked as states tend to prioritize their own citizens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers faced further anxiety and stigma. Thailand’s civil society played an important role in assisting migrant workers during the pandemic ...

Govt vaccination website opens for foreigners

A health ministry website on Monday afternoon began accepting registrations in English from foreigners living in Thailand who want vaccination against Covid-19 disease.The Public Health Ministry launched its updated version of www.thailandintervac.comThe website had been previously used for diplomatic staff in Thailand to apply for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge

After a year in which it has mostly kept the coronavirus under control, Thailand has seen a sudden alarming spike in coronavirus infections. On December 20, Thai health authorities announced a record 689 infections, including 516 cases announced the day before.That is by far the ...

Businesses urged to delay hiring immigrant labour to avoid Covid-19 danger

The Ministry of Public Health has asked entrepreneurs to delay hiring immigrant workers from areas where Covid-19 is spreading until the situation improves.Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, Department of Disease Control director of General Communicable Diseases, said recently that the Myanmar government had announced curfew hours from ...

The Nation Reporter

Migrants take hardest virus hit

Migrant workers in the kingdom have been hit hard by the economic impact of Covid-19.The pandemic has affected the lives of millions around the world. The global death toll is over 348,000 and more than 5.6 million people have been infected.Those not directly affected by ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Human Rights Watch says Thailand should free detained migrants

A significant number of migrants in Thailand’s Songkhla immigration detention centre have the coronavirus and the Human Rights Watch is saying all them should be free due to the dangers of the coronavirus pot the other detainees.In an article urging the release of the migrants, ...

Caitlin Ashworth

Migrant workers affected by COVID 19 can claim unemployment benefits [Video]

The government has launched a COVID-19 information hotline in three languages for migrant workers in Thailand that also accept petitions for their unemployment claims with the Social Security Office (SSO).Keep watching ...

Lockdown leaves migrant workers exposed

A partial lockdown in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus exempts construction, exposing thousands of migrant workers to the deadly disease, human rights groups warned on Monday.Thailand has more than 700 coronavirus cases, a health ministry spokesman said on Monday, the majority in Bangkok.Keep ...

Permit extensions mulled for workers

The Ministry of Labour will this month ask the cabinet to approve its proposal to extend work permits for migrant workers for another two years. There are about two million eligible migrant labourers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Migrant workers' children 'lack education, welfare'

While 42 seafood processing companies have joined a campaign to ensure fair wages, a lack of rights to access basic education for 200,000 children living with migrant workers, including the fishery sector, is still a big problem, according to Plan International Thailand.Keep reading ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

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