Issue Brief on “UN and The Impact of Covid-19 on Internally Displaced Persons”

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The recent pandemic, Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe and devastate lives and livelihoods. Just as Covid-19 pandemic has changed much for the world, it has had the most harsh effect on the most vulnerable and weak segments of the society. This pandemic also affects a group of people, who are already at the lowest rung of the social ladder. These are people on the move, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, economic migrants and all those who have had to leave their homes due to various challenging situations.

Such people are already in the grip of a crisis and during the ongoing pandemic, the foremost challenge faced by them is a health crisis, as becoming exposed to the virus in extremely poor conditions, where social distancing is impossible, puts such susceptible people at a very grave risk. Due to being in crowded conditions, where social distancing is impossible and where basic facilities such as water, sanitization, and access to health care and adequate nutrition are already hard to find, these people face a devastating risk in the current situation.

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