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Table 1 Type of financial difficulties faced by Sri Lankan migrants in Qatar

From: The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sri Lankan migrants in Qatar

Type of financial difficulty faced All Highly-skilled Skilled Semi-Skilled
Pay cuts 49.5% 45.9% 66.7% 57.1%
Delays in salary payments 19.6% 18.9% 33.3% 14.3%
Loss of job 9.3% 8.1% 11.1% 14.3%
Loss of gratuity 2.1% 2.7% 0% 0%
Loss of allowances and bonuses 9.3% 8.1% 11.1% 14.3%
Loss of savings 24.7% 21.6% 33.3% 35.7%
Difficulty to remit to Sri Lanka 16.5% 12.2% 11.1% 42.9%
Difficulty to repay debts 20.6% 13.5% 11.1% 64.3%
Difficulty to pay rent 12.4% 14.9% 0% 7.1%
Difficulty to cover food and other basic expenses 9.3% 6.8% 0% 28.6%
No financial difficulties 33.0% 39.2% 11.1% 14.3%
  1. Source: Survey data (June 2020)