Thailand’s Migrant Workers Struggle to Qualify for Aid During Pandemic

June 17, 2020 06:21 AM
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In an effort to help the unemployed during the onset of COVID 19, the Thai government introduced social security benefits. But the qualifications needed to receive the aid have excluded the most vulnerable - including millions of migrants. A Thai bank account and at least six months of contributions is required to be eligible for compensation. Steve Sandford talks to workers for this report from Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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