For decades, migrant workers all over the world have made significant contributions to the economies of both home and host countries. Without the migrant workers the economies of many sending countries would have collapsed and those of the receiving countries would not have attained their impressive economic performances.
In spite of their significant contributions, many migrant workers are often subjected to various forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia. Women migrant workers in particular fall prey to all forms of violence. In times of conflict, it is always the migrant workers who are at greatest risk.