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