Refugee resettlement to fall short of national and global targets, as COVID-19 pandemic halts travel

Summary of April 2020 Working Group on Resettlement Briefing on COVID-19
COVID-19 Pandemics Infectious diseases Disease management Immigration Refugee settlement
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On 28 April 2020, NGO, government and refugee representatives from resettlement states participated in online briefings on the impacts of COVID-19 on refugee resettlement, through virtual meetings hosted by the Canadian Government and the Canadian Council for Refugees as part of the Working Group on Resettlement (WGR). The WGR briefing held primarily for delegates in the Asia-Pacific region included presentations by UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the governments of Australia and New Zealand, the US-based NGO Refuge Point and the UNHCR Global Youth Advisory Council.

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