VIDEO: How COVID-19 affects migrants

  • 2020•06•23     Maastricht

    Just before the European countries went into lock-down another humanitarian crisis took place at the Turkish borders. The Turks opened the borders for refugees, where Europe kept them closed. People got stuck in between. This crisis disappeared from our radar as soon as COVID-19 started spreading in Europe. Migrant issues seem to be pushed off the agenda by the virus, while COVID-19 has a very large impact on migration. Time to look at this impact to find that it makes the abuses extra visible and larger. Head of Studium Generale Rob van Duijn talks to Melissa Siegel, Professor of Migration Studies, Maastricht School of Governance and UNU-Merit, Maastricht University.