09 April 2020

Round-up: COVID-19 - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

"5 Reasons That Refugees are Extremely at Risk from Covid-19," LSJ News, 4 April 2020 [text]

"After Fleeing Crisis, Venezuelan Migrants Now Struggle in Coronavirus Lockdown," NPR, 3 April 2020 [text]

As U.S. Health-Care System Buckles under Pandemic, Immigrant & Refugee Professionals Could Represent a Critical Resource (MPI Commentary, April 2020) [text]

Caught Between Coronavirus and Islamophobia Rohingya Refugees in India Have Nowhere to Turn (RLI Blog, April 2020) [text]

Coronavirus: Social Distancing is Cutting Asylum Seekers off from Education and Support (The Conversation, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

The Coronovirus is Divine Punishment for Our Sins (The Asylumist Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Note: This is tongue-in-cheek while also making a point!

The Coronavirus Pandemic could be Devastating for the World's Migrants (World Economic Forum Blog, April 2020) [text]

Could COVID-19 Upend International Asylum Norms? (Lawfare Blog, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19: A Looming Humanitarian Disaster for Somali East Africa (DIIS Comment, April 2020) [text]

Covid-19: Refugees at Risk (The Interpreter Blog, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Could Ravage Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Just Security Blog, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Responses in Africa Must Include Migrants and Refugees (ISS Today, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Stimulus Package: What CARES Act Rebates Mean for Immigrants (Wake Forest Law Review Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Faced with COVID-19, the Humanitarian System Should Rethink its Business Model (CGD Blog, April 2020) [text]

"How a Local Response Can Halt This Global Crisis," The New Humanitarian, 3 April 2020 [text]

How COVID-19 is Throttling Vital Migration Flows (World Economic Forum Blog, April 2020) [text]

The Increased Vulnerability of the Refugee Population to COVID-19 within Tanzanian Refugee Camps (LERRN Blog, April 2020) [text]

"Leaked Border Patrol Memo Tells Agents to Send Migrants Back Immediately — Ignoring Asylum Law," ProPublica, 2 April 2020 [text]
- Focuses on the U.S. See also related Human Rights Watch story and Washington Post article.

Libya: Humanitarian Crisis Worsening Amid Deepening Conflict and COVID-19 Threat (UNHCR, April 2020) [text]

Masks and Handwashing vs. Physical Distancing: Do We Really Have Evidence-based Answers for Policymakers in Resource-limited Settings? (CGD Blog, April 2020) [text]

Refugee Rights and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugee Camps (JURIST Commentary, April 2020) [text]

Refugees at Risk in Jordan’s Response to COVID-19 (MERIP, April 2020) [text]
- See also related post.

"Refugees Face Double Coronavirus Emergency," SciDev.net, 8 April 2020 [text]

Replicating Global Responses to COVID-19 may not Work for Africa (ISS Today, March 2020) [text]

Soap: Refugees Need It Too (Human Rights Watch, April 2020) [text]

“We are all fragile, but we are not all equally fragile”: Humanitarian Operations Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic (PRIO Blog, April 2020) [text]

What You Need to Know about Public Charge and the Coronavirus (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Related posts:
News: Children's Book on COVID-19 (9 April 2020)
- Round-up: COVID-19 - Pt. 1 (2 April 2020)
Round-up: COVID-19 - Pt. 2 (2 April 2020)

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