COVID-19 causes unprecedented migrant crisis in India

The study assessed the impact of the pandemic on migrant workers using a telephonic survey of around 2917 migrants across six states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. The survey was conducted in three phases (30 June-15 August 2020, 7 November-30 December 2020 and the last week of February 2021) to capture the varying degrees of vulnerabilities among the migrants prior to, during, and after the lockdown. The survey was implemented in collaboration with the Inferential Survey Statistics and Research Foundation (ISSRF).

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