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IDS Policy Briefing 193: Cambodia’s Covid-19 Response and Migrant Workers

Relief Web, Cambodia, 12 April 2022 - As in many Southeast Asian countries, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and policies to limit its spread greatly disrupted Cambodia’s economy. Workers in Cambodia overwhelmingly operate in the informal sector and remittances from migrant workers abroad constitute a significant portion of the country’s overall gross domestic product.

This briefing examines Cambodia’s Covid-19 response to highlight how knock-on effects have disproportionately impacted vulnerable migrants and informal domestic workers, including human-trafficking survivors. The government should provide social support to these vulnerable groups. Future efforts to manage Covid-19 must consider how they will affect the most vulnerable.

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Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/cambodia/ids-policy-briefing-193-cambodia-s-covid-19-response-and-migrant-workers

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