Expert analysis of COVID-19’s impact on refugees and other forced migrants


"We already know that refugees and other forced migrants are among the world’s most resilient people, but without medical, economic and social support, even the most resourceful will be unable to escape the impacts of COVID-19. Here, we will keep a watching brief on how the challenges play out."

– Jane McAdam, Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law


Confronting the negative repercussions of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Tunisia

Bouthaina Ben Kridis

Refugee settlement in the age of COVID-19: embracing the challenges to futureproof support services

Rebeka Selmeczki and Carmen Ghaly 

Resilience of youth: How young people are supporting displaced communities amid Covid-19

Foni Vuni and Arash Bordbar

‘Health-proofing’ human mobility systems and new technologies of border control: An opportunity to advance the rights of all migrants?

Ian M Kysel

Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery: What’s the role of migrants and refugees?

Mahir Momand

Displaced, disconnected, disregarded: the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum in Australia

Tina Dixson

COVID-19 in Melbourne's highrise towers: Rights at stake?
Anthony Zwi
The life or death cost of being stateless in a pandemic
Laura van Waas and Ottoline Spearman
Another Set of Heroes: Refugee women making the Global Compacts on Refugees real amid COVID-19
Eileen Pittaway and Linda Bartolomei
Challenges to refugee protection in the time of COVID-19
Liliana Lyra Jubilut
On World Refugee Day, Moz's message from detention
Lauren Martin and Mostafa Azimitabar
'A human being feels they are on a precipice': COVID-19's threshold moment
Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian
COVID-19 and the end of asylum
Daniel Ghezelbash
A Brutal Welcome: Riots and a pandemic greet Manus and Nauru refugees landing in the United States
Ben Winsor
How this pandemic is testing the limits of political community
Ashraful Azad
#Refugees Rise: What frontline workers can show us about responding to COVID-19
Najeeba Wazefadost
Community Sponsorship of Refugees and COVID-19s challenges
Jennifer Bond, Giulio Di Blasi and Ania Kwadrans
The Invisible Crisis: Refugees and COVID-19 in India
Roshni Shanker and Prabhat Raghavan 
Knowing all of the law, all of the time - responding to COVID-19
Geoff Gilbert
What about those left out of the stimulus package?
Katie Robertson
The Trump Administration, COVID-19, and the continuing assault on the rights of asylum seekers and refugees
Sabi Ardalan
The twin calamities of climate change and COVID-19
Jane McAdam
We’re flying blind: The impact of COVID-19 on IDPs
Beth Ferris


COVID-19: A call to protect internally displaced persons
Muhammad H Zaman


Mental health support in emergencies: What working in humanitarian settings has taught me about the COVID-19 outbreak in the West
ebecca Horn
COVID-19, asylum in the EU, and the great expectations of solidarity
Evangelina (Lilian) Tsourdi
François Gemenne

Humanitarians in the Frontline: The protection sector in the COVID-19 humanitarian response
Paul White
The Localisation of Humanitarian Assistance as a Response to COVID-19
Alexander Betts, Eva Easton Calabria and Kate Pincock
By refugees, for refugees: Refugee leadership during COVID-19, and beyond
Mustafa Alio, Shaza Airihawi, James Milner, Anila Noor, Najeeba Wazefadost and Pascal Zigashane

Detention increases COVID-19 health risk
Michelle Foster and Katie Robertson
COVID-19: Some issues for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia
Kerry Murphy
COVID-19 Travel Bans: The Right to Seek Asylum When You Cannot Leave Your Homeland
Kate Ogg
The COVID-19 Resettlement Freeze: Towards a Permanent Suspension?
Adele Garnier, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Amanda Cellini
Will asylum in the EU become collateral damage in the COVID-19 crisis?
Constantin Hruschka 
We can secure both public health and the rights of asylum seekers to protection
Gillian Triggs
Coronavirus: having fled crisis before, displaced people living in Africa’s cities are especially at risk 
David Sanderson 
5 Questions about COVID-19 and people with temporary protection
Sarah Dale
The impacts of COVID-19 on the world’s displaced people: A watching brief
Jane McAdam



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Confronting the negative repercussions of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Tunisia

Bouthaina Ben Kridis

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly marks a turning point for public health and the global economy. Its impacts are particularly acute in countries with asymmetrical and poor health infrastructure, such as Tunisia. The crisis has affected the socio-economic situation of vulnerable people, especially refugees and asylum seekers.

The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.