Webinar: Reducing COVID-19 vulnerability amongst displaced populations and migrants

Date published
09 Apr 2020
Audio-visual material
Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Response and recovery, COVID-19
International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Sustainable Environment Ecological Development Society (SEEDS), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Whether refugees living in overcrowded camps or jobless migrant workers forced to return home, the lives of millions of people in Asia-Pacific are threatened by the dangerous combination of displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Congested settlements, inadequate access to healthcare, lack of information, stigma and discrimination are just some of the issues that need to be urgently addressed to help ensure those displaced by conflict, or newly displaced because of COVID-19, receive adequate prevention, care and treatment.

On Thursday, 9 April 2020, UNDRR Asia-Pacific hosted a webinar to identify emerging lessons generated from experiences in combating COVID-19 in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, and amongst internally displaced communities in Afghanistan. It also explored how COVID-19 is impacting migrant workers in Asia-Pacific, featuring India as a case study.

See more at: https://www.undrr.org/event/webinar-reducing-covid-19-vulnerability-amongst-displaced-populations-and-migrants