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Indonesia and Malaysia: Indonesian migrant workers Facing hardship in Malaysia turn to Indonesian Government for Help

While Malaysia managed to flatten its COVID-19 curve with a strict stay-at-home order, a slowed economy has seen many migrant workers from neighbouring Indonesia struggle to feed themselves. As Indonesians — particularly women — face an increasingly desperate situation, there are … Continue reading

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The government’s talking to migrant community leaders, but where are the women?

Australia: Groups representing migrant women say it’s time the Victorian government listened to women when handling Coronavirus. This is especially important asthe pandemic had disproportionately impacted women from migrant and refugee backgrounds and their access to support services, as highlighted … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Interviews with Kachin Women Keeping families afloat despite COVID-19 Setbacks

The New Humanitarian spoke with three women in Je Yang about life in long-term displacement, their hopes for peace, and how the coronavirus has forced communities in Myanmar’s northern borderlands to contend with new worries. Interviews demonstrated how women in Myanmar’s … Continue reading

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Essential Kiwi Legends: Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan

New Zealand: NZ Red Cross have began a campaign to raise awareness of NZ refugee heroes who have worked on the frontline throughout lock down. In this article Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan, a former refugee from Nepal, is celebrated for her … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Lack of Access to Healthcare for Refugees and Barriers to Providing Legal Aid

Indonesia has recognised refugee and asylum seekers as a vulnerable category for Covid-19 Response, however, the government has not conducted any direct practical actions towards the refugee communities apart from opening shelters and safe houses for the female refugees that … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: ‘Covid-19 Aid Limits Imperil Rohingya’

The Bangladesh Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions (from the 8th April) on access to aid and the internet for Rohingya, cutting humanitarian workers in refugee camps by 80%, , has put refugees at severe risk. This has affected aid workers capacity … Continue reading

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