How WHO is supporting refugees and migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government has also boosted Wi-Fi receptivity in the dormitories and provided SIM cards to workers to enable them to stay connected. They have also opened up many news and entertainment cable channels to enable viewing on mobile devices.

The recent and rapid increase in population movements across borders has brought into focus the need for extensive data collection on refugee and migrant health in regard to public health planning. WHO is promoting research efforts, evidence gathering and increased availability of refugee and migrant health data at the country level[8]. WHO has suggested policy considerations to strengthen health monitoring in these underserved communities.

Technical guidance has also been released on prevention and control of COVID’19 for refugees and migrants in non’ camp settings:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, WHO will maintain connections with governments and ministries of health around the world to provide support in preparing, preventing and responding to the virus.

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