Migration and disability in 2020

Migration and disability in 2020

08 / 10 / 2020 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Laura Manzi

Although calculating the number of people with disabilities in the world is a complicated task, since there are no official records, and also because of other challenges, such as having to distinguish between physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disabilities, according to the


An Active Hurricane Season: Challenges for Displaced People During the Pandemic

An Active Hurricane Season: Challenges for Displaced People During the Pandemic

08 / 10 / 2020 | Emergencies & Humanitarian Action | Laura Manzi

This year, the consequences of the hurricane season that is advancing in Central America, North America and in particular in the Caribbean region, are more serious than usual, due to the pre-existing emergency of COVID-19.


How has the pandemic affected migrant children?

How has the pandemic affected migrant children?

24 / 09 / 2020 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Laura Manzi

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 | Laura Manzi

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.