Situational and policy briefs: COVID-19 and migration

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 those working in academia, operational, or clinical areas of migration and COVID-19 and each has been expert reviewed. The briefs 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.

UK Policy Brief

19.5.2020

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

NEW Greece

Situational Brief -Update 2

 

22.9.2020

Asylum seekers and refugees in Greece during COVID-19 

Italy

Situational Brief

28.5.2020 published/ Updated 9.7.2020 

Newly arrived migrants & asylum seekers in reception centres in Italy during COVID-19

East Africa & Horn of Africa Situational Brief

1.6.2020

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

Situational Brief: Deportations & irregular migrants

1.6.2020

Deportations and irregular migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Situational Brief: Migration & COVID-19 in Latin America - Spanish

 

18.8.2020

Perspectivas sobre el derecho a la salud de los migrantes en America Latina durante COVID-19

United States

Situational Brief

 

8.7.2020

Asylum seekers, detained migrants, and documented/undocumented  migrants in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic

France

Situational Brief 

 

3.8.2020

Asylum seekers & undocumented migrants in France during COVID-19

Greece Situational Brief

27.5.2020

Asylum seekers & refugees in Greece during COVID-19

Mexico Situational Brief

27.5.2020

Transit migration in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic

Italy

Situational Brief -Update 2

 

30.7.2020

Newly arrived migrants & asylum seekers in reception centres Italy during COVID-19

Turkey 

Situational Brief

8.6.2020

Report on forced migrants and COVID-19 pandemic response  in Turkey

Situational Brief: Palestinian refugees

 

19.6.2020

Palestinian refugees in the Occupied Palestine Territories during COVID-19

Situational Brief: Migrant children & young people 

 

18.6.2020

Research report on heightened vulnerabilities of migrant children & young people living alone in the context of COVID-19: lessons from three Eastern African Countries 

Israel

Situational Brief

 

10.7.2020

Marginalized migrants in Israel during the COVID-19 pandemic

Russian Federation Situational Brief

 

26.6.2020

COVID-19 and associated risks for Central Asian temporary labour migrants in the Russian Federation

Greece

Situational Brief -Update 1

 

1.8.2020

Asylum seekers and refugees in Greece during COVID-19 

Mexico Situational Brief - Spanish

 

30.6.2020

Transit migration in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic (Spanish Version)

Colombia Situational Brief

28.5.2020

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

Germany

Situational Brief

28.5.2020

COVID-19 and Migration in Germany

Situational Brief: Migration & COVID-19 in Latin America 

 

26.6.2020

Perspective on Migrants' Right to Health in Latin America during COVID-19

Syria

Situational Brief

 

3.7.2020

Impact of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced persons inside Syria

Portugal

Situational Brief 

 

31.7.2020

COVID-19 response and migrant health in Portugal