[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.

  • Australia

    Updated on 16-Oct-2020 All travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility,

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  • Bahrain

    Updated on 09-Oct-2020 Entry and Exit Requirements: On September 4, the Government of Bahrain resumed visas upon arrival for eligible

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  • Bangladesh

    Updated on 09-Oct-2020 Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) Entry to Bangladesh Bangladesh authorities have said passengers arriving from

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  • Brunei Darussalam

    Updated on 09-Oct-2020 Foreign Nationals Entry Effective 15 September 2020, foreign nationals may be allowed entry into Brunei for essential

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  • Cambodia

    Updated on 16-Oct-2020 RESTRICTIONS ON VISAS AND TRAVELING TO CAMBODIA Cambodia has implemented several measures that affect international travel, all

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  • China

    Updated on 16-Oct-2020 Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) Entry and transit From 28 September 2020, holders of valid

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  • Fiji

    Updated on 09-Oct-2020 Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) The Fiji government has announced changes to International travel due

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  • Hong Kong

    Updated on 16-Oct-2020 Health Declaration System · All inbound travellers are required to submit health declaration form. · To be environmental friendly,

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  • India

    Updated on 09-Oct-2020 Restrictions in response to coronavirus Entry to India To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial

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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: Oct 16, 2020 10:44 am] This section contains the following: Changes in Visa policies Stimulus packages Financial assistance by 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: Oct 16, 2020 12:16 am] MEASURES TO ASSIST FOREIGN DOMESTIC HELPERS AND EMPLOYERS TO COPE WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC EXTENDED Read More

India

[Updated: Oct 16, 2020 2:56 pm] What has been announced for migrant workers? The Finance Minister acknowledged the significance of 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.