Eniec Members are Invited to Join Free Online Conference

Join the online conference titled “COVID-19 and the health of Refugees, Migrants and Minorities”. The panelists will discuss how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting minorities, refugees, migrants, workers in the informal economy, and other vulnerable communities globally and propose areas for research, operational and policy focus in response.

Please visit here to register and for full details of the panel: bit.ly/31xwucu.  If  you would like to submit  a question for the moderator to collate for the Q&A session at the end please email info@migrationandhealth.org

The  conference  website:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/events/2020/jul/virtual-event-ucl-irdr-10th-annual-conference-covid-19-pandemic-global-perspective.

The aims and objectives of the panel are to:

Aim: discuss and raise awareness of COVID-19 and the health of refugees, migrants and minorities from the academic, policy and practice perspective.

Objectives:

  1. To outline some of the main challenges/risks for these populations  – or one of these populations – (using case studies/regional examples as appropriate)
  2. To propose practical recommendations for how to move forward so that  during the rest of the pandemic and in the post-Covid-19 phase, our  societies are are migrant-inclusive and put ethnic minorities and marginalised groups at the centre of policy responses? (this might be  more from  an  academic/policy/practice  perspective)

Further panel details

15 July 2020 – 90 minute session from 15:00-16:30

“COVID-19 and the health of Refugees, Migrants and Minorities”, The panelists will discuss how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting minorities, refugees, migrants, workers in the informal economy, and other vulnerable communities globally and propose areas for research, operational and policy focus in response.

The programme will be as follows:

8 minutes WELCOMING REMARKS

Miriam Orcutt, MBSS, MSc

Executive Director, Lancet Migration

Welcome, introduction of the panel, and introduction of speakers

50 minutes MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by: Miriam Orcutt

For each of the following questions, each panelist will have 5 minutes to respond to each of the questions

1.     Can you please discuss the COVID-19 response in your region/globally and inclusion/lack of inclusion of migrants & refugees, or ethnic minority groups, including some of the challenges and risks for these populations?

2.     What are your 2 top recommendations for ensuring that our societies, during the rest of the pandemic and in the post-Covid-19 phase, are migrant-inclusive and put ethnic minorities and marginalised groups at the centre of policy responses?

Panelists:

Professor Bernadette Kumar

(global/academic perspective; Nepal/India regional focus)

Dr Davide Mosca

(global/policy perspective; Africa regional focus)

Ms Guppi Bola 

(civil society/ethnic minority focus; UK regional focus)

Dr Julian Alfredo Ferenadez Nino

(academic/practice perspective; Colombia regional focus)

Professor Raj Bhopal

(academic/ethnic minority focus)

20 minutes Q&A

Participants will be able to send questions to the moderator prior to  the session – who can address them to the panelists.

6 min

 

CLOSING REMARKS

Miriam Orcutt