11 May 2020

Round-up: COVID-19


Call for participants: ApartTogether Study, Ghent University [info]
- Study looks at the impact of Covid-19 on migrants and refugees. No deadline indicated to complete online survey.

Job opportunity: Research consultant, COVID-19 and the Global Compact for Migration, Mixed Migration Centre [info]
- Home-based; apply by 18 May 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Can COVID-19 Positively Change Perceptions on Migration? (openDemocracy, May 2020) [text]

Conflict, climate and contagion: refugees suffer (Univ. of Auckland, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19: A call to protect internally displaced persons (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Mental health support in emergencies: What working in humanitarian settings has taught me about the COVID-19 outbreak in the West (Kaldor Centre, April 2020) [text]

No crystal ball needed – evaluating the COVID-19 response (HERE Geneva, May 2020) [text]

‘The pandemic has stressed production and transportation in unprecedented ways’ (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

UN issues US$6.7 billion appeal to protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

UNHCR urges sustained support to protect world’s forcibly displaced from “devastating” impact of coronavirus (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

We’re flying blind: The impact of COVID-19 on IDPs (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Many more blog posts and op-eds are available via IHSA's page.

Journal articles:

Migration Policy Practice, vol. X, no. 2 (April–June 2020) [full-text]
- "Based on 11 contributions by several senior officials and experts from international organizations, NGOs and academia, this special issue of Migration Policy Practice discusses the emerging effects of COVID-19 for migrants and migration policy worldwide from a range of perspectives including the humanitarian, economic and data-related implications of the new pandemic. It stresses that while most refugees and migrants live in individual and communal accommodations in urban areas, and therefore face similar health threats from COVID-19 as their host populations, their degree of vulnerability may be a lot higher due to the conditions of their migratory journeys, limited employment opportunities, overcrowded and poor living and working conditions with inadequate access to food, water, sanitation and other basic services."

"Local response in health emergencies: key considerations for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in informal urban settlements," Environment and Urbanization, OnlineFirst, 5 May 2020 [open access]

"Spaces of Solidarity and Spaces of Exception at the times of Covid‐19," International Migration, Early View, 7 May 2020 [free full-text]

Reports & guidance:

COVID-19 Analytical Snapshots (IOM, 2020) [access]
- These topic-specific "snapshots" are "designed to capture the latest information and analysis in a fast-moving environment."

COVID-19 Identification and Monitoring of Emerging Immigration, Consular and Visa Needs (IOM, April 2020) [access]

Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees and Migrants, COVID-19 Global Update #2 (Mixed Migration Centre, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Interim guidance on Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings, Version 1 (IASC, May 2020) [text]

UNHCR Cash Assistance and COVID-19: Emerging Field Practices II (UNHCR, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


The effects of COVID-19 on Mobility and Citizenship (Migration Policy Centre) [access]
- Follow link for webinar video.

Related posts:
Info. Request/New Pub.: COVID-19 & Stateless Populations (7 May 2020)
- Round-up: COVID-19 - Pt. 1 (30 April 2020)
Round-up: COVID-19 - Pt. 2 (30 April 2020)

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