The twin calamities of climate change and COVID-19

Jane McAdam
Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Sydney

As Cyclone Harold devasted parts of the Pacific in mid-April, social distancing measures put in place for COVID-19 had to go by the wayside. In Vanuatu, which was the hardest hit, people fled to crowded evacuation centres or bunkered down together to try to shelter from the category 5 storm – the second of its kind to hit the country in five years.

We’re flying blind: The impact of COVID-19 on IDPs

Elizabeth Ferris
Georgetown University

COVID-19: A call to protect internally displaced persons

Muhammad H Zaman
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University   

Mental health support in emergencies: What working in humanitarian settings has taught me about the COVID-19 outbreak in the West

Rebecca Horn 
Independent psychosocial specialist and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, UK

COVID-19, asylum in the EU, and the great expectations of solidarity

Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi
Assistant Professor and Dutch Research Council grantee (NWO VENI), the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands


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