A Discussion on the Effects of Asian Labor Migration on the Health of Left-Behind Children
Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Nenette Motus, Regional Migration Health Adviser, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Rabab Fatima, Regional Coordinator and Adviser for South and South West Asia/Regional Advisor for Climate Change and Migration, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Isiye Ndombi, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific
Jim Minglana, Third Secretary and Vice Consul, Embassy of the Philippines in Bangkok
Preeti Rahman, Counselor, Embassy of Bangladesh in Bangkok
The IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched the 14th Issue in Brief in a series from MPI and IOM, which focused on left-behind children of Asian labor migrants. This event explores the social and health impacts of international labor migration on the children who remain at home when one or both their parents emigrate.
The launch was attended by several representatives from diplomatic missions and UN agencies, including the embassies of Bangladesh, the Philippines, and UNICEF.