UNHCR Global COVID-19 Emergency Response, 25 September 2020

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25 Sep 2020
Research, reports and studies
Assessment & Analysis, Data, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Internal Displacement, Refugee Camps, Poverty

A report released by UNHCR on 18 September describes the COVID-19 pandemic as a ‘force multiplier’, increasing the needs of the displaced population including refugees in many countries while also making those needs more difficult to address.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded his visit to Syria and Jordan with a pledge to maintain assistance to the most vulnerable as the situation in Syria continues to be extremely difficult for Syrian and refugee populations. Following a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Syria and Jordan, including the first six confirmed cases in Jordan’s two main Syrian refugee camps, UNHCR continues to ramp up measures to confront and contain the spread of COVID-19 among UNHCR’s persons of concern.