[Bangladesh] Films4Peace reaches out to migrants

[Bangladesh] Films4Peace reaches out to migrants

Greetings from Films 4 Peace Foundation! Our world is in state of flux, with a lot of worry and fear. Read More
[Hong Kong] Groups call on HK government to include migrants in protection program

[Hong Kong] Groups call on HK government to include migrants in protection program

Press Statement 16 March 2020 聲明稿 2020年3月16日   Health and labour rights of migrant domestic workers, “at risk” with the Read More
[Malaysia] Tenaganita, locals provide relief to distressed migrants

[Malaysia] Tenaganita, locals provide relief to distressed migrants

Tenaganita, together with Refuge for Refugees, Dapur Jalanan and Liga Rakyat Demokratik, launched a food relief drive for all migrants Read More

[Results] Online Survey on Thailand-based Filipinos during COVID

The online survey was conducted by the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants among Filipinos living and working in Thailand from Read More
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COVID-19 Migrant Support Updates

  • [Results] Online Survey on Thailand-based Filipinos during COVID

    The online survey was conducted by the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants among Filipinos living and working in Thailand from April 14 to 28, 2020. Thailand-based organizations and individuals helped in circulating the online survey,

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  • [Australia] Migrant groups call for support to international students, temporary migrant workers

    Migrante Australia has launched a “Damayang Migrante” (can be translated to “compassionate action” or “we are in this together”) after several migrant workers, international students and other struggling members of our community, raised their hardship

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  • [Bangladesh] NGOs call for humanitarian treatment, not hatred of returning migrants

    We Demand Humanitarian Behavior, Not Hatred With Migrants (Dhaka/Bangladesh, 30 March 2020) –The Films 4 Peace Foundation, together with the BASUG -Diaspora and Development, BOMSA, INFAI Bangladesh, CWCS Bangladesh, BOAF and the undersigned organisations, are

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  • [Asia Pacific] APMM position paper on migrants amid COVID-19

    This paper is released by Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) to share its position and analysis on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting migrants, particularly in the region; how migrant organisations and advocates can

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  • ASPAC-based Filipinos Demand Quick Action From PH Government

    ASPAC-based Filipinos Demand Quick Action From PH Government

    Joint Statement by Filipino Organizations in Asia Pacific on the Duterte Government's Response on OFW Concerns during the COVID-19 Crisis We, Filipino workers in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region, come together in this statement

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COVID-19 Migrant Surveys

The APMM and Films4Peace Foundation released an online survey looking in to the situation and needs of Bangladeshi migrants during the pandemic. The online survey is in Bangla. Here is the survey link.

An online survey for migrant Filipinos living and working in Thailand was released 13th of April. The online survey is in Tagalog. Here is the survey link.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

More than 50 countries in Asia Pacific have imposed travel restrictions.

  • Australia

    Temporary exception: Passengers departing from New Zealand with a confirmed onward ticket on the same calendar day to return home

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  • Bahrain

    Travel Restrictions Visa on arrival has been suspended. This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, an official, a

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  • Bangladesh

    Travel Restrictions: The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities. .Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium,

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  • Brunei Darussalam

    Brunei Darussalam Travel Restrictions All passengers must undergo self-isolation for 14 days. Passengers who have been in the Hubei, Zhejiang

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  • Cambodia

    Travel Restrictions Passengers arriving from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA are not allowed to enter Cambodia. This does

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  • China

    Travel Restrictions All passengers arriving at PEK will be quarantined at the designated hotels in Beijing for 14 days. Passengers

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  • Fiji

    Fiji Travel Restrictions Passengers and airline crew who have been in China (People's Rep.), Europe, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.) or

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  • French Polynesia

    French Polynesia Travel Restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter French Polynesia. This does not apply to nationals of France.

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  • Guam

    Guam Travel Restrictions Passengers who have been in a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases for more than one week and

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COVID-19 Government Responses

Governments developed policies and actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Where do migrants figure in the policies?

Australia

(updated 10 April 2020) This section contains the following: Visa policies Stimulus packages Financial assistance by Victoria government to migrants Read More

Bangladesh

(updated 10 April 2020) The Bangladesh government has released a stimulus package amounting US$8 billion, focused on assisting industries as Read More

Hong Kong

(updated 10 April 2020) Stimulus Package Hong Kong included in its 2020-2021 budget a stimulus package, which includes: A HK$10,000 Read More

India

(updated 12 April 2020) On March 26, India announced a US$22.6 billion spending plan helps the poor cope with the Read More
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COVID-19 Migrant Monitor

The COVID-19 Migrant Monitor is an urgent action campaign providing timely and appropriate information relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on migrants.

Constituting the COVID-19 Migrant Monitor are:

  • information about travel restrictions as well as policy actions of governments in response to the outbreak and how migrants figure in these policies;
  • updates on initiatives of migrant organizations, advocates and service providers to migrants;
  • surveys for specific migrant communities; and
  • helpful links about the COVID-19.

The Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants

Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) is a regional migrant centre that conducts advocacy, education, research, organizing and capacity building works towards strengthening the grassroots movement of migrants in the Asia Pacific.

Established in 1984, the APMM has worked with grassroots migrant organizations, faith-based institutions, service providers and advocates across Asia Pacific and the Middle East for the empowerment of migrants.

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