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TNA Voice: From Cox's Bazar to Calais, Covid-19 bears down hard on refugees and migrants

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Date of publication: 15 May, 2020

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Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

For many poor migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees who live in lurid conditions, often in overcrowded accommodations, social distancing is a privilege, and medical attention is a distant dream.

In this episode of the New Arab Voice, we focus on how the refugee and migrant population is at a greater risk under the present pandemic, why this is likely to spur a new humanitarian crisis, and what aid organizations are doing to deal with this threat.

We’ll be speaking with Rula Amin, from the UNHCR; Ro, a resident of the largest refugee camp in the world in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar; and Ali Mohamed from Migrant-Rights.org in Bahrain on how migrant workers in the Middle East are at risk.

Finally, keep listening to hear a conversation with Dr Dawn Chatty emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Oxford, regarding the history of migration in the region and what it can teach us about the future after the pandemic.




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