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World: COVID-19: Guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis [EN/AR/ZH]

Country: World Source: International Organization for Migration Please refer to the attached files. *Guidance is available in multiple languages below. * As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, with more than one million confirmed cases globally, businesses and employers alongside governments and other stakeholders have a vital role to play in safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of the estimated 164 million international migrant workers and their communities around the world. Migrant workers are disproportionately impacted by the negative effects of COVID-19 on businesses, including through soaring unemployment rates and possible loss of income. It is therefore vital that international brands, their suppliers and other business partners respond comprehensively and collaboratively to the current situation. In doing so, they must recognize their shared responsibility to protect migrant workers and work together with governments towards avoiding costs of economic damages being passed onto workers. Guidance for Employers To support employers to respond effectively to the crisis, IOM provides preliminary guidance in the resource linked below. This will be a living document updated regularly for the duration of the pandemic. Employers and business play a vital role in protecting migrant workers and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce. This includes nurses, doctors and other frontline care workers as well as the agricultural, transport and retail workers that keep our cities and towns supplied with food and other essential items. This resource is designed to help employers more effectively respond to the impact of COVID-19 and to enhance protections for migrant workers in their operations and supply chains. We hope that the guidance it provides will prove valuable. IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino Read the employer guidance here in | English (v2)| Arabic (v2)| Chinese (v2)| French (v1)| Italian (v2) | Spanish (v2)| Polish (v2) | Portuguese (v2) | Thai (v2)|


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