The COVID-19 has greatly affected global migration as governments and migrants in migrant-sending and -receiving countries are facing challenges in mobility and governance. In the case of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, repatriation of migrant workers is currently being implemented to help suppress the pandemic as the majority of the GCC population are comprised of migrants.
Learn about the issues on repatriation of migrant workers in the time of a global pandemic in the upcoming webinar by the University of the Philippines-International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in the Philippines (UP CIFAL Philippines), “COVID-19 AS A MOBILITY CRISIS: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States.” The webinar, the second in a series, aims to examine the Gulf countries’ differential repatriation logics, measures, and its implications to migration governance, along with the impacts of the pandemic to the Philippine-Gulf migration corridor. The online discussion intends to gain insights on migration and the well-being of migrants including the future of labor migration.
Keynote speaker is Rights Corridor Managing Director Froilan Malit, Jr., with Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola and LBS Recruitment Solutions President Loreto Soriano as reactors.
The “COVID-19 AS A MOBILITY CRISIS: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States” is set on Friday, May 29, 2020 (Manila time).
Register here: https://bit.ly/2WEYzLR