1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) represents a regional labour market with millions of migrant workers moving within the region and beyond. The bulk of the workers on the move are low-skilled workers migrating as temporary workers on short duration contracts. Thus, return migration to countries of origin in any given year can be substantial. In the absence of a comprehensive framework of support services, return migrant workers may experience a variety of challenges affecting their capacity to reintegrate with their home communities, to cope with psychosocial challenges, to find sustainable livelihood opportunities, or to reintegrate into the labour market. The lack of adequate reintegration policies and options constitutes a loss to migrant workers, their communities and society as a whole.

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