Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit
Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit

No money, no food and 2,000km from home: a journey facing millions in India’s migrant worker humanitarian crisis

  • Across India, millions of migrant workers, scarred by a lockdown that has left them jobless, hungry and penniless, are struggling to return home
  • Many face journeys 2,000km long, with as little as US$6 in their pockets and sometimes with babies in tow

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Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit
Migrant workers wait outside Mumbai's Bandra Terminus railway station. A handful of special trains are being run to take migrant workers back to their hometowns. Photo: Kunal Purohit
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