REFUGEE LEADERSHIP IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
ONLINE CONFERENCE – APRIL 8, 2020
More than 175 refugees, former refugees, and asylum seekers from North-America, Latin America, the Africa region, the Mena region, Europe and the Asia pacific region, as well as NGOs and other stakeholders outlined the main challenges that refugees are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
BY REFUGEES, FOR REFUGEES:
REFUGEE LEADERSHIP DURING COVID-19, AND BEYOND
GRN was part of the Kaldor center’s blog series on responses to Covid-19.
We co-author the blog by refugees, for refugees: refugee leadership during covid-19, and beyond.
"GLOBAL AGENDA SETTING, FROM THE BOTTOM UP:
THE GLOBAL REFUGEE-LED NETWORK (GRN)"
GRN with the partnership with the refugee studies center in oxford putting a remote public seminar series for the refugee studies center for the coming academic term – the series will convene panels to discuss what is being done to support refugee-led initiatives during the pandemic, and how these efforts might be sustained longer term to facilitate lasting forms of localized and participatory humanitarian governance.
Conducted 5 fortnightly community safety call checks on covid-19 via wats up/facebook with 70 people in the region.
40 telephone surveys on c-19 issues with refugee women including undocumented.
Held one national virtual meeting with asylum seekers.
5 fortnightly meetings with Asia pacific leadership committee.
COMMUNICATION GAPS &
Regional statement on c-19 concerns
2 thematic issue papers on c-19 impacts education & women
Country c-19 report Iran, Australia, Indonesia
10 short videos of refugee nurses.
COUNTRY BRIEFING REPORTS
DATA TRACKING & LIFESAVING
2 audio podcasts on c-19 ( Farsi, Arabic)
held 2 online live conversation with refugee doctors in Arabic
c-19 prevention video by refugee nurses for elderly in Dari language