The pandemic, labour migration and the roles of small-scale farming in rural Vietnam
The impacts of COVID-19 have been various and multi-fold, reaching into every sector of our lives: social, economic and political. COVID-19 has also been more severe on vulnerable social groups. One such population is labor migrants, rural to urban and transnational. Travel restrictions have severed livelihoods for millions of migrants, both women and men, and because they work outside formal channels, they are often not eligible for government assistance, making their already precarious lives and livelihoods much more difficult.