COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on the move, such as migrants in irregular situations, migrant workers with precarious livelihoods, or working in the informal economy, victims of trafficking in persons as well as people fleeing their homes because of persecution, war, violence, human rights violations or disaster, whether within their own countries — internally displaced persons (IDPs) — or across international borders —refugees and asylum-seekers.

This report by the Institute of Migration (IOM) looks at the challenges currently faced by migrants.  The full report can be found here.

You can also watch a video of Secretary-General António Guterres who speaks online with a former Syrian refugee, cardiologist Dr. Heval Kelli, at the launch of the new policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on "People on the Move."