COVID-19 has cost millions of migrant workers their jobs, pushing families around the world into extreme poverty. On International Day of #FamilyRemittances, here are some actions governments and the private sector can take to cushion the blow.
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It is tempting to believe the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, both now and in the future, will undermine efforts. But there are four main reasons why this is actually a good time to develop new agreements.
Nearly half of the global population of international migrants are women. COVID-19 is highlighting labor shortages in women-dominated professions and the consequences these shortages have for pandemic relief.