Unemployed Southeast Asian Migrants in Thailand Struggle as COVID-19 Shuts Down Economy

As Thailand’s economy shuts down due to government efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, migrant workers from neighboring Southeast Asian countries Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos have found themselves suddenly unemployed and scrambling to go home.

While some who remain in Thailand are struggling financially, others are trying to return to their home countries amid border closures and concerns that they could bring the virus with them.

The shutdown is causing ripples throughout the region as many of the migrants send money home to support their family members.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/migrants-thailand-03252020205717.html

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