Beyond Gratitude: Lessons Learned from Migrants’ Contribution to the COVID-19 Response
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
This report recognises and values the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to our societies and economies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year we have leaned heavily on ‘key workers’. Migrants account for a large share of these frontline workers and figure heavily amongst the multiple occupations we now classify as essential. Yet their jobs have often been labelled as ‘low-skilled’ and their work undervalued. As a result, many have risked their lives on the COVID-19 frontline while lacking the basic social protections enjoyed by other workers.