How has the pandemic affected migrant children?

How has the pandemic affected migrant children?

24 / 09 / 2020 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Guest Contributor

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the statistics and available data reveal that children belong to the population group that has suffered the least health impact, as they are less prone to the risk of infection, especially compared to older adults.


Dealing with two health emergencies: HIV and COVID-19 in migrant shelters

Dealing with two health emergencies: HIV and COVID-19 in migrant shelters

10 / 09 / 2020 | Migration and Health | Guest Contributor

The living conditions of migrants, the intention to migrate to a previously established country of destination and the timing and logistics of migratory dynamics have been severely affected by COVID-19. The health emergency has implied not only the closure of borders, and the consequent restrictions on mobility, but also an increase in the health vulnerabilities of the migrant population, which on numerous occasions has been stranded in shelters in border areas. Such is the case of Haitian, and to a lesser extent Cuban, African and Asian migrants, whose migratory projects have been momentarily interrupted by the pandemic and who are now sheltering in Panama, near the border with Colombia, as their itinerary was obstructed by the border closures.


Missing (but not forgotten) migrants

Missing (but not forgotten) migrants

10 / 09 / 2020 | Emergencies & Humanitarian Action | Edwin Viales

 

According to the World Migration Report, it is estimated that 272 million people are migrants, which is equivalent to 3.5% of the world's population.


Migration from rural areas to cities: challenges and opportunities

Migration from rural areas to cities: challenges and opportunities

27 / 08 / 2020 | Migration and cities | Guest Contributor

In the world, three out of four people living in poverty and suffering from hunger live in rural areas. This data, released by FAO, emphasizes the extent of rural poverty, caused by factors such as lack of employment and opportunities, limited access to services and infrastructure, and conflicts over natural resources and land.