COVID-19: Migrant Story

Aung lives with his wife and their two young sons in Ranong. Aung has been living in Thailand for 15 years and works as a fisherman in Phuket. He normally commutes back to Ranong by bus once a month, but after coming home on 3 April was told he would not be able to return to work again until June. His wife does not have permanent job as she has to take care of their children. Their elder son, who is 8 years old, was studying in a migrant learning centre. However, he now stays at home as the migrant learning centre is closed.


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