January 18, 2021 12:26 (IST)
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Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from coronavirus

New York/IBNS: Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

COVID-19: PoK migrant workers stuck in Karachi, political activists slam govt over mismanagement

Islamabad/IBNS: Politicial activists have attacked Pakistan government by alleging that it is not providing food and other crucial items needed by throusands of migrant workers from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) who are currently stuck in Karachi city due to COVID-19 outbreak, media reports said.

India: Migrant workers' plight prompts UN call for ‘domestic solidarity’ in coronavirus battle

New York/IBNS: Pervasive challenges remain for hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers in India whose lives were upended by the sudden lockdown across the country, in response to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, said the UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Thursday.

New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migrant workers a ‘momentous step forward’: ILO

New York: New legislation in Qatar which will allow foreign workers to freely change jobs and leave the country without the approval of their employers, has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as “a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of migrant workers.”