Lao PDR —Returning Migrant Survey flash update #1 ( 26 June to 27 July)

Contact
IOM LAO PDR , kho@iom.int;
Language
English
Location
Laos
Period Covered
Jun 26 2020 -
Jul 27 2020
Activity
  • Survey
  • Migration Flows
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence

Summary

This report is the first in a series to highlight the extent of the COVID-19 effects on returning migrants from Thailand in terms of their anticipated socio-economic vulnerabilities and challenges. Up to 80% of respondents were not concerned about their ability to find employment. It appears that the wave of returning migrants could contribute to the local economic landscape as more than 50% of them either have no plans to leave Lao People’s Democratic Republic for work again or are not sure of their plans. More than 90% of them were willing to upskill for better opportunities.

    Tags:
  • COVID19