Webinar - Reducing COVID-19 Vulnerability Amongst Displaced Populations and Migrants

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 9 Apr '20 14:00 - 15:00

Whether refugees living in overcrowded camps or jobless migrant workers forced to return home, the lives of millions of people in Asia-Pacific are threatened by the dangerous combination of displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Congested settlements, inadequate access to healthcare, lack of information, stigma and discrimination are just some of the issues that need to be urgently addressed to help ensure those already displaced by conflict, or newly displaced because of COVID-19, receive adequate prevention, care and treatment. In this webinar, panelists will identify emerging lessons generated from experiences in combating COVID-19 in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh and amongst internally displaced communities in Afghanistan. It will also explore how COVID-19 is impacting migrants in Asia-Pacific, featuring India as a case study.
This webinar is the second in a series of webinars on COVID-19 organized by UNDRR Asia-Pacific. In this webinar, panelists will identify emerging lessons generated from experiences in combating COVID-19 in refugee camps in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, and amongst internally displaced communities in Afghanistan. It will also explore how covid-19 is impacting migrants in Asia-Pacific, featuring India as a case study. 

The webinar will start at 2:00 PM Bangkok time, Thursday 9 April 2020.  

To register: 

https://undrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iiqUTO3fRKy5o64q4ocn1A

Panelists:

Ms. Maria Nenette Motus
Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mr. Patrick Dugain
Regional Migration Health Advisor
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mr. Sanjeev Kafley
Head of Sub-office in Cox’s Bazar
IFRC Bangladesh
Ms. Shahrzad Amoli
Advocacy Specialist for Danish Refugee Council Afghanistan and member of
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR) 
Mr. Achala Navaratne
Country Representative for American Red Cross
IFRC Bangladesh

Mr. Manu Gupta
Co-Founder
Seeds-India

This webinar is the second in a series of upcoming webinars on COVID-19 organized by UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. As the first region to be impacted by COVID-19, Asia-Pacific has become the testing ground for innovations and solutions to tackle this global disaster.

Further information is included in the attached flyers. 

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