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· May, 2020

Stories about Labor from May, 2020

Labour, migrant rights under spotlight as Thailand wrestles with COVID-19 impact

Fearing instability, the Thai government is failing to protect the labor rights of both Thai nationals and migrant workers.

Stranded Nepali migrant workers protest to return home, Nepali government drags its feet

Nepal's government tries to stall repatriating migrant workers stranded abroad.

Truck drivers blamed for spread of COVID-19 in East Africa

Truck drivers in East Africa face an onslaught of new COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in borders towns — causing confusion, fear, endless traffic queues, protests and disrupted trade.

As tourism declines in Cambodia, tuk-tuk drivers are down and out in Phnom Penh

"Today, I have not provided one service, and tomorrow, I’m not sure whether one will come or not. Probably finding a construction job is better."

COVID-19 and Trinidad and Tobago education's digital divide

"What we do not want is a situation where the exclusion of students is a threat greater than COVID-19 to our education."

COVID-19, locusts and floods: East Africa's triple dilemma

East Africa's "triple threat" — the coronavirus, locusts, and floods — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each is inextricably linked.

COVID-19 in Palestine: Living between hope and fear

A deterioration of the political situation in Palestine could adversely impact the COVID-19 crisis and directly impact local civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

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