It is my hope that the international community will step up and work together for a fairer refugee system. International solidarity is not only needed to fight the pandemic, but it is also the right way to achieve security and a global recovery in the post pandemic era.
The impact of “Coronomics” could signify the largest reversal in human development on record. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had devastating influence on the world’s most vulnerable population — refugees and displaced persons.
It has been a decade of conflict, destruction and suffering for Syrians both inside Syria and beyond its borders. The Syrian conflict has resulted in one of the most catastrophic humanitarian crises in recent memory.
For Jordan, a major refugee-hosting country, these shocks come on top of the already-heavy costs of hosting Syrian refugees, which have placed significant social, economic, and political pressures on the country in the decade since the start of the Syrian conflict.
A new World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) research study takes a close look at the challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic facing Syrian refugees in Jordan — as well as the pressures on Jordan as a host country. The study makes it clear that Jordan needs additional support and that, for now, most Syrian refugees […]