As refugees in Jordan are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis, ICMC is adapting its services. This article by Vatican News, available in French and Italian, describes how ICMC Jordan’s child protection, education, livelihood, and gender equality projects help Syrian refugees during these challenging times. Italian version here. French version here.
“First, Save Lives,” says the Action Committee, a network of church and civil organizations co-convened by ICMC, in a statement on the effects of COVID-19 on migrants. The statement calls on governments to protect migrants and refugees during the pandemic. Many essential service workers are migrants, but they are often vulnerable to the disease because of their legal status and lack of access to services.