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  • Date and time: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Covid-19 is having a devastating impact across the world and on the most vulnerable.

Sara de Jong chairs a panel discussion to explore the impact of Covid-19 on refugees and those engaging in cross-continental migration. This workshop will explore these questions from the viewpoints of six expert speakers from NGOs, activism and academia whose work engages with migrants' rights.

Our speakers will focus on the types of response measures that are likely to be implemented by different actors (governments, non-government) to address migration and refugees trends. The panel will also discuss how these are likely to change as countries move from Covid-19 emergency response to recovery, as well as the fundamental principles that should be maintained to ensure they uphold the rights of migrants and refugees. 
This webinar is organised in collaboration with MigNet


Image: Peru: supporting Venezuelan migrants and refugees in times of coronavirus by S.CastaƱeda (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Please note that this webinar will be delivered using Zoom Webinar facility. No prior purchasing of software is necessary but registration is required. While the event may be recorded we will not record your voice or image. Please note that during the session, your name and email address (as entered at the registration stage) may be visible to other participants. If you have any questions, please contact


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No hearing loop