Migrants hard hit by COVID-19: UN migration agency

Posted : 2021-01-04 09:40 Updated : 2021-01-04 18:05
Palestinian children look out of their family's home window on a rainy day at Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip December 17, 2020. Reuters

Non Governmental Organization Maarif workers hand out medical masks and sanitizer to Tigray refugee children in front of a clinic run by Mercy Corps in Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. AP

Tigray refugee children sing and dance inside a tent run by UNICEF for children's activities, in Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. AP

Tigrinyan refugee men sell goods in their shack to make a living at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. AP

Migrants stretch their hands above a fire at the Lipa camp outside Bihac, Bosnia, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, after hundreds failed to be relocated from the burnt-out tent camp in the northwest of the country. The migrants were supposed on Tuesday to be transferred from the much-criticized Lipa camp to a new location in the central part of the country, but have instead spent some 24 hours in buses before being told on Wednesday afternoon to disembark and return to the now empty camp site. AP

Ethiopian refugees who fled Ethiopia's Tigray conflict arrive by bus from Village Eight transit centre near the Ethiopian border at the entrance of Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref state, on December 11, 2020. AFP

Ethiopian refugee children who fled the Ethiopia's Tigray conflict have a little fight as they wait for a food distribution by Muslim Aid at the Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref state on December 12, 2020. AFP

In this photograph taken on October 10, 2020, fishermen set out on a fishing boat at Sabrang beach area, a boarding point of Rohingya refugees migrating to Malaysia by boat. - Boatloads of Rohingya landing across Southeast Asia are victims of complex human trafficking networks run by a dizzying web of players, from crime bosses and corrupt cops to poor fishermen, rickshaw drivers and even Rohingya themselves. AFP

A view of a navy vessel in the Bay of Bengal, carrying Rohingya refugees to the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. Reuters

Rohingya refugees wait in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. AP

Rohingya refugees travel in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. AP

Rohingya refugees sit on a navy vessel carrying them to Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. Reuters

Medical workers measure the temperature of Rohingya refugees upon their arrival at the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. Reuters

A migrant waits in a bus to be relocated from the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. The European Union on Monday warned Bosnia that thousands of migrants face a winter without shelter, and it urged the country's bickering political authorities to set aside their differences and take action. AP

Migrants walk through the snow at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Hundreds of migrants are stranded in a burnt-out squalid camp in Bosnia as heavy snow fell in the country and temperatures dropped during a winter spell of bad weather after fire earlier this week destroyed much of the camp near the town of Bihac that already was harshly criticized by international officials and aid groups as inadequate for housing refugees and migrants. AP

A migrant walks through the snow wrapped in a blanket at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

Migrants, one wearing protective equipment against the new coronavirus, wait to be relocated during a snowfall at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

A migrant grimaces as he stands in a crowd waiting to be relocated during a snowfall at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

A migrant sits on a chair covered in a blanket in a temporary shelter at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

A policeman stands by migrants as they wait to be relocated during a snowfall at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

Migrants warm their feet by a fire at the Lipa camp northwestern Bosnia, near the border with Croatia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

Syrian refugees salvage belongings from the wreckage of their shelters at a camp set on fire overnight in the northern Lebanese town of Bhanine on December 27, 2020, following a fight between members of the camp and a local Lebanese family. AFP

A migrant holds on to a fence at the Lipa camp outside Bihac, Bosnia, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, after hundreds failed to be relocated from the burnt-out tent camp in the northwest of the country. AP