Journey to job-starved Thailand or brave financial pinch at home – migrant workers face up to Covid double bind

Publication date 07 September 2021 | 08:18 | ICT

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand, tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers have returned home out of fear of the disease and in many cases due to the loss of their jobs.



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