KAS Japan COVID-19 Weekly Updates - Auslandsbüro Japan / Regionalprogramm Soziale Ordnungspolitik in Asien (SOPAS)
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Key messages include:
1. Disruptions in remittances mean that recipient households will have lower income and remittance-dependent countries will suffer sharper economic downturns.
2. Migrant workers are vulnerable. They are often the first to be laid off and the last to get access to testing and treatment in host countries.
3. Policy responses to COVID-19 must must include migrant workers.