Join our discussion on Wednesday, 20th May at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST) when we will discuss the humanitarian challenges caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, in the context of conflict situations, refugee and internally displaced persons populations.
The Corona Pandemic and counter measures taken by governments are already exacerbating the situation of persons living in situations of armed conflicts and in particular those trying to escape from persecution, misery, and/or armed conflict – whether within or across national borders.
Internally displaced persons and refugees are particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of COVID-19 because they can hardly comply with measures of confinement and/or social distancing and have limited access to healthcare facilities.
Persons already vulnerable face immense threats, whether due to the degrading situation in camps or the impossibility to leave zones of conflict altogether.
Next Wednesday we will discuss these humanitarian challenges, and also look back into how these issues were tackled in past situations of pandemics, so we invite you to join us.