Caritas Bangladesh, and ICMC national member organization, has expressed serious concerns over the unhygienic and cramped conditions in the Cox’s Bazar camps, which make the Rohingya refugees extremely vulnerable to Covid-19.
The COVID-19 lockdown had extreme consequences on India's migrant workers. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India organized a Zoom meeting to discuss the strategies through which the Church can best assist migrant workers and advocate for their rights.
From healthcare workers to grocery store clerks, essential workers with an immigrant background contribute to the survival of Americans during the pandemic, says Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, an ICMC national member.
The work of ICMC member Caritas Bangladesh with Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar is one of the examples highlighted in this article about the Catholic Church’s response to the #COVID-19 pandemic. Cox’s Bazar is a refugee camp that houses some 860,000 people. On 14 May, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded there.