27 March 2020

Thematic Focus: COVID-19 Round-up


Check out coronavirus pages on The New HumanitarianThomson Reuters Foundation News and VOA News for extensive global news reporting and analysis.

Blog posts & statements:

"Coronavirus Threatens to Turn Aid Crises into 'Humanitarian Catastrophes'," The Guardian, 25 March 2020 [text]
- "Restrictions on movement prevent food and medicine from reaching people in adversity, experts warn."

"Covid-19: Call for Fast-track Registration of Refugee Doctors in UK," The Guardian, 25 March 2020 [text]

COVID-19 and Humanitarian Access in Starvation-Affected Countries: Part 1 – Yemen (Just Security Blog, March 2020) [text]
- Part 2 "will conduct a similar analysis of the situation in relation to refugee camps and internally displaced people, with a focus on Syria and Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh."

"EU Urged to Evacuate Asylum Seekers from Cramped Greek Island Camps," The Guardian, 24 March 2020 [text]

Europe: Curb Immigration Detention Amid Pandemic (Human Rights Watch, March 2020) [text]

How Coronavirus is Changing US Asylum Policy at the Border (Immigration Impact Blog, March 2020) [text]

Immigration Attorneys on the Frontlines in the COVID-19 Crisis (Insightful Immigration Blog, March 2020) [text]

Immigration Detention and COVID-19: Why Releasing Those in Detention Keeps Us All Safer (Border Criminologies Blog, March 2020) [text]

In the Face of Coronavirus, the Home Office Must Abandon the ‘Hostile Environment’ for Migrants (RLI Blog, March 2020) [text]

Incompetence and Recklessness at EOIR Endanger Lives (The Asylumist Blog, March 2020) [text]

Live Blog: Refugees in the COVID-19 Crisis (UNHCR) [access]

Q&A: Access to Health Services is Key to Halting COVID-19 and Saving Refugee Lives (UNHCR, March 2020) [text]

"Refugees to the Rescue? Germany Taps Migrant Medics to Battle Virus," Reuters, 25 March 2020 [text]

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers (Amnesty International et al., March 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Reports & guidance:

Applying Humanitarian Standards to Fight COVID-19 (Sphere, March 2020) [text]
- See also related Sphere guidance.

COVID-19 Control in Low-income Settings and Displaced Populations: What Can Realistically be Done? (LSHTM, March 2020) [text]

"Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration in the United States in a Time of COVID-19," Migration Information Source, 26 March 2020 [text]

Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 (April–December 2020) (OCHA, March 2020) [text]

Handbook for Public Health Capacity-building at Ground Crossings and Cross-border Collaboration (WHO, March 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Including Migrants and Displaced Populations in Preparedness and Response Activities to COVID-19: Guidance for Americas National Societies (IFRC, March 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Key Legal Considerations on Access to Territory for Persons in Need of International Protection in the Context of the COVID-19 Response (UNHCR, March 2020) [text]

UNHCR Legal Considerations with Regard to the EU Commission´s Guidelines for Border Management Measures to Protect Health and Ensure the Availability of Goods and Essential Services (UNHCR, March 2020) [text]


Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health, Webinar, 24 March 2020 [info]
- Follow link for audio recording.

Resource pages:

COVID-19 Response Portal (ALNAP) [access]

COVID-19 Topic Page (ReliefWeb) [access]

Resource Center: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (American Immigration Lawyers Association) [access]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: More on COVID-19 (23 March 2020)

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

No comments: