Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 9 July 2020

Beyond the Headlines: Will the coronavirus wipe out refugee camps?

Preventive measures advocated by doctors and scientists are not feasible in crowded settlements of displaced people

The coronavirus has spread around the world, infecting millions of people in nearly every country. As doctors and scientists race to discover a vaccine, prevention measures are promoted. It is agreed that wearing face masks, social distancing, washing hands frequently and good hygiene are the best defence against the coronavirus. But these measures are nearly impossible to enforce in the world’s refugee camps.

This week, host Willy Lowry talks to Athena Rayburn, Save The Children's head of advocacy, and Sally Thomas, deputy head of Medecins Sans Frontieres - Syria, about the threat of the coronavirus refugee camps.

Updated: June 5, 2020 08:55 AM

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