[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

  • Situation of Filipino migrant workers in Qatar (video)

    Situation of Filipino migrant workers in Qatar (video)

    In this edition of the Web Interview Series, Noel Tolentino of Samahan ng mga Migranteng Manggagawa sa Qatar (SAMMAQA) shares with us the conditions faced by overseas Filipino workers in Qatar during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Situation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

    [Web Interview Series] Cynthia Abdon-Tellez, general manager of the Mission For Migrant Workers, shares with us the situation of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Situation of Indonesian migrants (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    [Web Interview Series] Karsiwen of KABAR BUMI shares with APMM the challenges faced by Indonesian migrants durign the COVID-19 pandemic.   While the interview was made in English, Karsiwen responded in Bahasa Indonesia.  

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  • Situation of Bangladeshi migrants during COVID-19 (ENG)

    Pervez Siddiqui of Films4Peace shares with us the current situation facing Bangladeshi migrants amidst the COVID-19 crisis. 00:33 - Situation of Bangladeshi migrants02:51 - Update on Web Interview with Ministry of Foreign Affairs06:51 - Initiatives of Bangladeshi government

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  • Situation of Migrants in South Korea (in Nepali language)

    Udaya Rai of Migrants' Trade Union in South Korea shares with us about the migrant workers' situation there during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. 00:28 - Situation of migrant workers in South Korea 02:27 - South

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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.

  • [Thailand]

    updated 1 July 2020 Regulation Issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decreeon Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548

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  • Australia

    Updated 30-June-2020 You can only travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an immediate family

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  • Bahrain

    Updated 9-July- 2020 Bahrain has implemented several measures at the airport to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including: All visas

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  • Bangladesh

    Updated 17 July 2020 Travel Restrictions: The visa on arrival facility has been suspended for all nationalities. .Passengers who have

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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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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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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.