Situational and policy briefs

This series of situational and policy briefs summarises key practical and operational aspects of the COVID-19 response in relation to migrants and refugees. They include public health and policy recommendations and perspectives that build on the Lancet Migration Global Statement recommendations to ensure migrants and refugees: have access to healthcare; are included in prevention, preparedness and response; and are part of responsible and transparent public information strategies, during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are intended to be short briefs providing key information on particular migrant and refugee contexts and thematics, rather than fully comprehensive country or regional overviews. 

Situational and policy briefs have been authored by experts working in academia, operational, or clinical areas of migration and COVID-19, and are hosted on the Lancet Migration website. Lancet Migration is a global collaboration between The Lancet and researchers, implementers, and others in the field of migration and health that aims to address evidence gaps and drive policy change building on the recommendations of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health published in December 2018. Situational and policy briefs represent the views of the authors.  They are up to date at the time of writing, but will be updated by authors at intervals as feasible.  If you are interested in further information please contact the authors directly or email info@migrationandhealth.org.

19.5.2020

Including migrants & refugees in the British government’s response to COVID-19

UK Policy Brief

28.5.2020

Migrants in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Italy

Situational Brief

1.6.2020

Migration & human mobility: new & old challenges for global health security & public health in the context of COVID-19

East Africa and Horn of Africa Situational Report

27.5.2020

Asylum seekers, refugees & migrants in Greece during COVID-19

Greece Situational Brief

28.5.2020

COVID-19 and Migration in Germany

Germany

Situational Brief

1.6.2020

Deportations and irregular migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Deportations and irregular migrants Situational Brief

27.5.2020

Migration in Mexico during  the COVID-19 pandemic

Mexico Situational Brief

28.5.2020

Venezuelan migrants in  Colombia and the COVID-19 pandemic (Spanish version)

Colombia Situational Report

To be published week of 1.6.2020

Forced migrants and COVID-19 pandemic response in Turkey

Turkey 

Situational Brief