This webinar will explore key highlights from an analysis commissioned by GCIR and the Four Freedoms Fund on challenges to the asylum system and opportunities for intervention.
Amidst travel restrictions and other government responses to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of March 17, 2020, temporarily suspended refugee resettlement departures—the actual travel of a refugee from their initial country of asylum to the country where they will be resettled. In addition to travel disruptions, the UNHCR cited concerns that refugees would be placed at a higher risk of contracting and transmitting the virus if they continued to travel as reasons behind their decision.
This five-page document identifies the potential impacts of FY 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program Decisions by the Church World Service.
A two-page initial analysis of the coronavirus legislative stimulus package.