Disabled migrant workers


Workers disabled while employed abroad often find themselves in difficult situations resulting from differences in environment, inadequate knowledge of the local language, prejudice and discrimination, deficient vocational training, or inadequate living conditions. The special position of migrant workers in the country of employment exposes them and their families to health hazards and increased risk of occupational accidents. The situation of disabled migrant workers may be further aggravated when they need to return to the country of origin, where, in most cases, special services and facilities for the disabled are very limited.

Broader Problems:
Migrant labour
Disabled workers
Using migrant workers
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
20.09.2019 – 16:51 CEST