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Refugee Digest 48

Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons As the possibility of a roll-out of vaccines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic becomes a reality, there are concerns about refugees being discriminated against in such a roll-out. Activists point to the fact that in South Africa there is, under section 27 of the Constitution, an obligation to provide […]

Refugee Digest 45

Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound effect on vulnerable people across the globe, and on mobile people in particular. An interesting study has shown how the digital divide has been even more pronounced amongst immigrant families in the US during the pandemic. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/digital-divide-hits-us-immigrant-households-during-covid-19   Read more: Refugee Digest […]

Refugee Digest 43

Mobile children and youth are a particularly vulnerable group within an already fragile community of displaced persons. In recent weeks the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has further destabilised their situations has become a cause of heightened concern. The phrase ‘at high risk’ has been used to describe them. The risks range from greater […]