India is slowly emerging from strict containment measures imposed in late March as leaders look to revive the battered economy, but manufacturers don't have enough workers to man the machinery.
The nation of 5.7 million people has more than 35,000 coronavirus cases, one of the largest numbers in Asia, largely due to infections in cramped, bunk-bed accommodation that house more than 300,000 mostly South Asian workers.
There are millions of migrant workers in the Arab world that demand the world's attention.
More than 30,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the tiny Gulf country — 1.1 percent of the 2.75 million population — although just 15 people have died.
A special assistant to Pakistan's PM Imran Khan says number of people testing positive after return from UAE was "higher than we were hoping"; around 12% tested positive on most flights with the number rising to between 40-50% on a couple of flights.
With businesses shut and travel restrictions in place, countries and households most dependent on money from overseas are at risk of facing poverty.
Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty warn that cramped accommodation and inadequate sanitation endanger migrant workers across the Gulf, who may not have access to healthcare.
Restrictions aimed at slowing the pandemic, which has infected more than 245,000 people globally, threaten to leave millions of South Asian migrant labourers without work.
Migrants and refugees in Lebanon work under extremely tough, and often cruel, conditions. Now, the government has added to their misery by clamping down on their status in the country.
World leaders gathered in Morocco adopted a UN migration accord, while countries like the United States and European Union nations and other, want national borders to remain sacrosanct.
Growing shortage of migrant labour after Brexit forces employers in northern England's Harrogate to raise wages in a bid to attract staff.
American farmers can not find enough low-skilled and cheap immigrant labour to pick their crops before they rot away, and lose millions of dollars.
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