Refugees, asylum seekers unfairly blamed for COVID-19

Refugees and asylum seekers who have falsely been blamed for spreading coronavirus face stigma and discrimination while the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe, according to experts. 

The disease knows no boundaries or race, affecting everyone throughout the world, including refugees and asylum seekers.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), over 80% of refugees and almost all of the internally displaced people worldwide are taking shelter in low- and middle-income countries.

“They frequently face specific challenges and vulnerabilities that must be taken into consideration in COVID-19 readiness and response operations,” according to the UN body.


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