Out Of Work: Undocumented Lives During COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, life for undocumented migrant workers and their families back home has become harder as the virus has increased pre-existing inequalities.
In Gambia—a country whose economy already suffers the consequences of colonialism—COVID-19 health measures have put restrictions on people’s ability to work and move freely, leaving thousands of families unable to subsist themselves.
Their relatives who emigrated to Europe in search of work have also been unable to send remittances, as breaking confinement measures could result in deportation for undocumented workers.
redfish went to Barcelona and Gambia to document the lives of these workers and their families back home and how they get through the pandemic while dealing with inequalities created and worsened by colonialism.