The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response

Joint press release from OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO

The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response UNHCR "In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate – but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk. Three-quarters of the world’s refugees and many migrants are hosted in developing regions where health systems are already overwhelmed and under-capacitated. Many live in overcrowded camps, settlements, makeshift shelters or reception centres, where they lack adequate access to health services, clean water and sanitation." (Photo: United Nations Photo/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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