The Rights and Health of Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Must be Protected in COVID-19 Response
Originally published by IOM (International Organization for Migration) on 31/03/2020
The article suggests an inclusive approach which protects every individual’s rights to life and health. Migrants and refugees are disproportionately vulnerable to exclusion, stigma and discrimination, particularly when undocumented. To avert a catastrophe, governments must do all they can to protect the rights and the health of everyone. Protecting the rights and the health of all people will in fact help control the spread of the virus.