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30 March 2020

Cambodia & Southeast Asia: Thousands of migrant workers lose their job as Thailand's economy shuts down due to Thai govt.'s measures to curb Covid-19 spread

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Unemployed Southeast Asian Migrants in Thailand Struggle as COVID-19 Shuts Down Economy", 25 March 2020...

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29 March 2020

Commentary: Myanmar must include migrant workers & mainstream migration in COVID-19 response

Author: Zaw Oo, Myanmar Times

"Migrant workers must be included in Myanmar's COVID-19 response", 29 March 2020 [...] A great majority of Myanmar's migrant workers lack a safety net to cope with the economic and health effects of COVID-19. [...] When Thai authorities invoked a "loc...

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27 March 2020

Cambodia & Asia: Garment workers face destitution as Covid-19 causes factories closure; labour groups demand brands take responsibility

Author: Annie Kelly, The Guardian

"Garment workers face destitution as Covid-19 closes factories", 19 March 2020...

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26 March 2020

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism conducts human rights impact assessment of European tour operators' value chains in Thailand & Myanmar

Author: Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism

The final report on the conducted social value chain assessment in Thailand and Myanmar 2019 is online now. ...

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25 March 2020

During COVID-19 response, emergency laws should not be imposed to silence human rights defenders & must be lifted as soon as virus threat diminishes

Author: CIVICUS

"CIVICUS: States should put human rights at the centre of all responses to COVID-19", 24 Mar 2020...

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25 March 2020

Myanmar: Protesters demanding land compensation from Chinese-backed cement factory get five-year sentences

Author: Radio Free Asia

“Five Myanmar Villagers Get Five-Year Sentences in China Cement Factory Protest”, 20 March 2020...

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24 March 2020

CSOs call on govt's, brands & suppliers to urgently mitigate health & economic impacts on 60 million garment workers bearing brunt of COVID-19 crisis

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, millions of garment workers in fashion supply chains have borne the brunt of the impacts of the crisis. Garment factories in producing countries have reduced or ceased altogether operations as a result of raw materials...

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24 March 2020

Major apparel brands delay & cancel orders in response to pandemic, risking livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains

Major apparel brands and retailers are cancelling or postponing orders as the COVID-19 pandemic forces store closures in Europe and the United States, risking the livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains. As it is standard...

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23 March 2020

Cambodia & Asia: Covid-19 threatens garment workers' livelihoods globally, with Cambodia, Bangladesh and Myanmar hit hard

Author: March Bain, Quartz

"Coronavirus threatens the livelihoods of garment workers around the world", 21 March 2020...

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23 March 2020

Internet shutdowns ‘not justified’ in Covid-19 outbreak, according to UN expert & human rights groups

Author: Rina Chandran & Emeline Wuilbercq, Reuters

Internet shutdowns cannot be justified at a time when access to information is critical to containing the deadly coronavirus pandemic, human rights groups have warned... “Internet access is critical at a time of crisis,” David Kaye, United Nations...

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