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  • As of 22 April, according to WHO, more than 200 countries and territories have confirmed COVID-19 infections, including many fragile states. Thus far, no serious outbreak in a refugee or internally displaced people high-density camp/settlement has been reported
    highlight 24 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Nearly all countries have COVID-19 cases, including a small number of cases among persons of concern (PoC) to UNHCR but with no concentrated outbreak so far.
    highlight 17 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a joint statement, UNHCR, IOM and UNICEF welcomed the first relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece as a strong message of European Solidarity.
    highlight 17 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Nearly all countries have COVID-19 cases, including cases among persons of concern (PoC) to UNHCR.
    highlight 09 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • The UNHCR High Commissioner issued key protection messages on 31 March 2020 in which he advocated, inter alia, for access to asylum while also protecting public health, continued reception of asylum seekers and the processing of asylum claims and inclusion of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other marginalized groups in public health.
    highlight 09 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR, OHCHR, IOM, and WHO published a joint press release advocating for the protection of the rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless persons in COVID-19 response, calling for inclusive responses and the immediate release of detained refugees and migrants who are held without sufficient legal basis.
    highlight 09 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Following the declaration of a global pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020, UNHCR declared a Global Level 2 Emergency for the COVID-19 situation on 25 March 2020, activating emergency procurement procedures, simplified partner selection processes and giving country teams maximum flexibility in providing assistance.
    highlight 01 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • While UNHCR is preparing and scaling-up its readiness and response in all countries with persons of concern (PoC), particular attention is given to situations where the pandemic is ‘an emergency on top of an emergency’; among them Bangladesh, DRC, Iraq, the Sahel, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and the Venezuela situation.
    highlight 01 Apr 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers