World Risk Report 2020 - Focus: Forced Displacement and Migration

Behlert, B. , Diekjobst, R. , Felgentreff, C. , Manandhar, T. , Mucke, P. , Pries, L. , Radtke, K. &  Weller, D.
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15 Sep 2020
WorldRiskReport 2020, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft
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Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Internal Displacement, Refugee Camps, humanitarian action, Protection, Social protection
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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 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).

Behlert, B. , Diekjobst, R. , Felgentreff, C. , Manandhar, T. , Mucke, P. , Pries, L. , Radtke, K. &  Weller, D.