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World risk report 2020 - focus: forced displacement and migration

Source(s):  Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)

The particular vulnerability of refugees and displaced persons is one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2020 with the focus on "Forced Displacement and Migration". It is published by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum (RUB).

Insufficient hygiene standards and infection protection measures in overcrowded camps, border closures and the impairment of aid measures and structures of self-subsistence:The Covid-19 pandemic is aggravating the already precarious circumstances in which many of the almost 80 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide live. Migrant workers are also highly affected by the consequences of the pandemic. In case of an extreme natural event, they are particularly vulnerable and there is a high risk, that such an event will turn into a humanitarian crisis.

"The living conditions of refugees and displaced persons must urgently be improved, in order to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from causing additional crises and catastrophes", says Peter Mucke, Project Leader WorldRiskReport and Director of Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft. "For many people, the Covid-19 pandemic is already a crisis in a crisis.



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  • World risk report 2020 - focus: forced displacement and migration
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Behlert, Benedikt; Diekjobst, Rouven; Felgentreff, Carsten; et al.
  • Number of pages 68 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9783946785101 (ISBN)

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