James Milner with refugees

Carleton Professor James Milner, the project director of LERRN: The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network, describes the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the refugees he works with.

“In the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya, there is fear and uncertainty. There is a lack of information, and programming has been shut down,” explains Milner. “Legal protection services, education, health services, and even food distribution have been compromised. There is a dual concern about the virus taking root, and of the impact of policy responses to stop the spread of the virus. Those policy responses are further contributing to the vulnerability of refugees.”

Read Carleton’s University’s story about the network’s response to the pandemic.

Friday, July 17, 2020 in , ,
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