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Human Rights Groups to Governments: Ensure Justice for Migrant Workers Sent Home Due to COVID-19

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Human Rights Groups to
Governments: Ensure Justice
for Migrant Workers Sent
Home Due to COVID-19
Words by Mary Mazzoni

JUN 11, 2020

A migrant worker walks home after his shift in Beijing, China, one of several top
destination countries for migrant workers.

(Image: A migrant worker walks home after his
shift in Beijing, China, one of several top
destination countries for migrant workers.)
Every year, an estimated 164 million people
cross national borders for work. The money
they send home feeds, houses and clothes
their families, who they don't see for months or
even years at a time. As strangers in strange
lands, their lives are often dif cult — and
they're only growing harder in light of the new
coronavirus. With businesses shuttered and
the global economy at a standstill, countless
migrant workers nd themselves in limbo.
https://www.triplepundit.com/story/2020/migrant-workers-covid-19/120571

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