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Authorities Clarify Protest by Myanmar Laborers in SEZ

The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) went into lockdown on Friday following the confirmation of community spread after some local workers left the zone. Authorities of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have issued a statement regarding a protest by laborers from Myanmar. The protest ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Migrant Workers Stranded by COVID-19 Lockdown Desperate to Leave Laos SEZ

Workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) in northern Laos that caters to Chinese gamblers are desperate to return to their homes amid an outbreak of the coronavirus that triggered a lockdown earlier this week, saying they haven’t been paid in months and can no ...

RFA

Thailand Agrees to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against Covid-19

According to a notice issued by the Lao Embassy to Thailand, Thai authorities have agreed to facilitate vaccinations for foreigners, including Lao migrant workers in Thailand.The notice states that vaccines will be first be administered to priority groups, including people over 60 years of age and people ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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

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