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


Community Sponsorship of Refugees and COVID-19
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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