Population

Migration

WFP provides US$1 million to feed returning migrant workers

The World Food Programme (WFP) has committed US$1 million to the Ministry of Health for the provision of meals to returning migrant labourers temporarily housed in quarantine centres in Vientiane, Bokeo, Savannakhet, Champassak and Xayaboury provinces. Returning migrant workers staying in state-run quarantine centres will ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Ministry cracks down on illegal immigration

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Over 3,000 people of 79 nationalities were prevented from entering Laos this year and more than 1,000 people were permanently barred from entry, according to the Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Vilay Lakhamfong.Speaking at the National Assembly last week, he said ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao Migrants Fleeing Poverty Defy Dangers to Work in Thailand

Lao workers, many of them young and some still in their teens, have poured in growing numbers this year into neighboring Thailand, braving exploitation and unsafe work conditions in search of employment to help support families back home, sources in the Southeast Asian nation say.Many ...

RFA’s Lao Service
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/migrants-08272019160657.html

Ten Lao Migrant Workers Die, Three Injured in Thailand Road Crash

Ten undocumented Lao migrant workers were killed and three others were seriously injured in a head-on collision early Sunday in eastern Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province while traveling by van to Chanthaburi province on the border of Cambodia to renew their tourist visas, Thai police said.“There ...

RFA’s Lao Service
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/ten-lao-migrant-workers-die-08202019144737.html

Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China

Young people from the northern provinces of Laos are increasingly moving across the border to China in search of jobs and higher wages.Facing limited prospects at home, youth from Laos’ remote mountainous regions choose to become undocumented economic migrants in China’s neighboring Yunnan province, where ...

RFA’s Lao Service

UNDP-ILO Report compares labour migration processes between Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Thailand

Regular labour migration yielded more positive outcomes than irregular channels between Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Thailand, says a new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).More ...

UNDP-ILO

International Organisation for Migration membership announced

The nation has become a member of the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), with the country’s membership announced at the Second special session of the Council of IOM held in Geneva last week. More ...

Vientiane Times

Laos considers eVisa service

NAKHON PHANOM, 28 June 2018: Lao PDR is considering a proposal to introduce an eVisa by the end of the year, or possibly in early 2019, according to a tourism official attending the Mekong Tourism Forum.More ...

Don Ross

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