Report says most migrants to Thailand are undocumented

A report by the International Organisation for Migration says most migrants in Thailand come for work and are largely undocumented.
According to Thai PBS World, the organisation studied Cambodian and Myanmar migrants dwelling in Tak, Rayong, Ranong, Chanthaburi, and Trat provinces between August and October 2022.
It discovered that 92% of those migrants come to Thailand for work, with one other 8% coming for food safety, training, or to flee violence.
Moreover, the general knowledge from the report showed the conditions of migrants from Myanmar are extra precarious than these from Cambodia in a number of areas. However, each bear appreciable risk in every space and need severe developmental assistance.
The report also found an obvious discrepancy in alternatives between women and men in each space. It additionally found that 33% of migrants from Myanmar are undocumented in comparability with 1% of their Cambodian counterparts.
Female migrants had been found to be more usually undocumented (22%) than males (7%). Cambodian migrants’ employment charges in Thailand are considerably larger than Myanmar staff with 70% gaining full-time employment, leaving only 2% unemployed.
Only 34% of Myanmar workers can find full-time jobs in Thailand, with 27% of migrants being unemployed. Because of each nationalities were found to have higher charges of unemployment upon migrating to Thailand.
Almost 73% of migrant employees acquired wages of 315 baht per day, or the minimum wage based on provincial rates.
Furthermore, 97% of Cambodians and 76% of those migrants from Myanmar are uneducated. The report means that around a quarter of the households could not afford to send their children to major and secondary college, because of older children needing to help their households.
Food security for migrants was discovered to be most severe in Tak and Ranong provinces. Almost half of those households (40%) lack medical insurance.
Half of the migrants have been categorised as living in poor conditions, whereas the other half were classified as residing in good conditions. However, only 6% were thought-about to be dwelling a good way of life..

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