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This first report by the Red Cross Red Crescent Global Migration Lab focuses on how COVID-19 and related policy measures have affected access to basic services for migrants and impacted on a range of migrant groups across countries of origin, transit, destination and upon return.

Working with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, migrants and partners across the world, the report shows how and why migrants have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and related policy measures.

Over 3,250 migrants - including people seeking asylum and refugees, undocumented migrants, migrants on temporary visas, returned migrants, migrants in transit countries and those stranded due to the pandemic were surveyed or interviewed, as well as over 150 key stakeholders. Drawing on the direct experiences of migrants and data from across eight countries and additional regions, the report argues that it is in everyone’s interest to address barriers to basic services for migrants now and in future public health emergencies.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Academia
Civil Society
General Public
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Journalist
Migrant Association
Private Sector
Author
Nicole Hoagland
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
Yes
SDGs
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
Keywords
COVID-19 and migration
Status
Published

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).