Indonesian Migrant Workers: The Migration Process and Vulnerability to COVID-191 min read
Indonesia is one of the largest sources of migrant workers in Southeast Asia. Presently, these workers are vulnerable to COVID-19 due to the prolonged migration process, which requires them to relocate from their villages to another country and back to Indonesia on completion of their working contract. Therefore, this study describes and discusses the vulnerability of Indonesian migrant workers (IMWs) to the pandemic at various phases of the migration process. It is related to the implementation and practice of health protocols, ignorance and indifference to the dangers and transmission of the virus, and also to the national vaccination program.
Several policies have been implemented by the government of Indonesia and other destination countries where the prospective IMWs intend to work, to protect and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. However, there is still a contagion among IMWs willing to leave abroad and those returning home after completing their employment contract. Therefore, both countries need to be responsible for each migration process, specifically related to providing health protection, increasing awareness of the danger and transmission of the virus, and applying polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and COVID-19 vaccination for migrant workers.
Read more article from Aswatini Anaf,Fitranita Ibnu Haning Romdiati and Mita Noveria, researcher from Research Center for Population BRIN, with tittle ‘Indonesian Migrant Workers: The Migration Process and Vulnerability to COVID-19’:https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2022/2563684/
How to cite:
Aswatini Anaf, Fitranita Ibnu, Haning Romdiati, Mita Noveria, “Indonesian Migrant Workers: The Migration Process and Vulnerability to COVID-19”, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2022, Article ID 2563684, 12 pages, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/2563684