Paucity of Transnational Social Protection

There needs to be better care in terms of medical treatment for injured members of the labor diaspora in the Hindi Heartland. Transnational Social Protection indeed falls short as their nonprofits are struggling for survival themselves. I was interacting with an injured migrant who had an accident at work and no compensation in a major destination country in SE Asia. There are too many people who fall through the gaps. The labor diaspora sends back much needed remittances that are lifesaving though they are back to penury once they head back home.

The south is better organized as migrant worker NGOs and think tanks are present in Kerala and Telangana are they is deeper social capital to bank into as political parties make note. I hope we learn from our eastern and northern neighbor which has a robust civil society which intervenes.

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