Civil Society Action Committee
The precariousness of workers was exposed and when we talk about providing health care, these migrant workers were exposed to dangerous situations during the pandemic. This was because a majority of people who were infected were immigrants and because they work in the service sector, which includes health care, they did not have the privilege to work from home and exposed themselves in dangerous situations to provide the necessary care.
We have also seen good practices, but these have been isolated cases as most of these workers have been deported by the government and suffer from complicated situations such as domestic and mental abuse. Considering a new solidarity that is already emerging during the pandemic, it is relevant when talking about cities are listening because even though it has been frustrating, local authorities have started to respond in a way that recognizes migrants within cities. Cities are the first to provide firewalls when there are problems with access to health services. There are cities that at the municipal level offer identification document. It is important to offer health care in an urban context that allows communities to be able to access and benefit from it. We cannot ignore a new solidarity between migrant associations.
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