The United Nations is calling on countries to build boat docks for the long-term unemployed.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Monday it is sending a team to the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu to help establish a network of boats for the short-term jobless.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said the teams are due to arrive in Tuvalus in the next few weeks.
“The UNHCR is providing technical support and technical training to assist in the construction of a boat to enable people who cannot work on the island to continue their journey to a job, UNHCR said in a statement.
The team will work with the Tuvaluan government and other NGOs to establish a coordinated network of boat docks, it added.
“But these boats cannot be a substitute for the jobs that are available to them. “
We are delighted to see that Tuvalun has the opportunity to host a significant number of these temporary boat stations for the people who have been left out of the economic recovery that is happening in many parts of the world,” UNHCR regional director David Goudjou said.
Tuvalum is one of several Pacific islands which have faced pressure to host temporary housing. “
To ensure that everyone is given the opportunity for a productive and fulfilling life, we call on governments to build a safe and sustainable economic recovery for all.”
Tuvalum is one of several Pacific islands which have faced pressure to host temporary housing.
Tuvaluns government has announced that it plans to relocate to a larger community, but has not announced the location yet.