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The Humanitarian Health Crisis

CMRB co-director Giorgia Doná, was interviewed by Jennifer Sadler-Venis on the the humanitarian health crisis for 'Global Insight', the business law and human rights magazine of the International Bar Association, June

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Covid-19 & Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in the UK

The daily lives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are wrought with challenges and uncertainty. As they wait months, sometimes even years, for their asylum status to be determined, they are expected to adapt to a new culture, learn English, build new relationships, and overcome past experiences.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these children are now facing further obstacles. This briefing document, prepared by Roxanne Nanton, graduate from the CMRB affiliated Master in Refugee Studies, with support of Professor Giorgia Donà, presents the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the UK. It will also identify the responses to Covid-19 from the government and the charity sector, as well as recommendations for the transition to the post-Covid-19 phase.

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Grey Zones in the Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Georgie Wemyss and Nira Yuval-Davis' discuss how the current global pandemic has exposed racism and inequality, and how many excluded groups have found themselves in 'grey zones' following lockdown.

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Access to Higher Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Time of Coronavirus

CMRB co-director Giorgia Dona discusses how the Covid-19 crisis affects access to higher education for asylum seekers and refugees at a SonaTalks LIVE series.

Coronavirus and the Banality of Evil

Catherine Rottenberg and Nira Yuval-Davis write that "The UK government's failure to respond swiftly and effectively to the pandemic can and should be considered evil". Read more here

The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Camp in Hitsats, Ethiopia

Dr. Natalia Paszkiewics, a graduate of the CMRB affiliated Master in Refugee Studies, examines the impacts of Covid-19 on the refugee camp in Hitsats, Ethiopia, titled 'Down with Issayas! Down with Abiy!' by Nizar Manek and Natalia Paszkiewicz.

Bordering Under the Coronavirus Pandemic

Georgie Wemyss and Nira Yuval-Davis reflect on everyday bordering under the coronavirus pandemic.

Europe’s Refugee Crisis amidst Covid-19

Giorgia Donà talks on the Indus News talk show Scope with Waqar Rizvi, Dr Liza Schuster and journalist Catherine Guilyardi (De Facto) on the impacts of Covid-19 on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Starting 18:06 minutes into the programme.