“We can only get out of this situation together, as a whole humanity”
Migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of human trafficking, already extremely vulnerable, should not be left behind during humanity’s struggle with the Corona virus. Rather, they should be helped and protected through:
Reminders that their issues still need to be taken into account, and targeted actions aimed at ensuring that they too receive assistance and protection against the virus.
Access to truthful and easy to understand news about the Coronavirus and related laws, and to accurate instructions on preventive measures to avoid the spread of the virus among them and to the wider population.
VULNERABLE PEOPLE RESPONSE
Where local communities have welcomed and assisted displaced people, integrated migrants and refugees turned out to be not a problem but a resource in the emergency response. In that light, the current crisis should be used as an opportunity to reconsider approaches and responses given so far to the issues of displacement.
This Migrants & Refugees Section bulletin shares innovations and good practices of different Catholic actors around the world who seek to assist displaced and vulnerable people during the COVID-19 emergency and prevent the spread of the virus amidst and beyond these groups.
Please pass this bulletin on to others, and send us news of an innovation or good practice, which will give good ideas and new hope to others!