Thousands of refugees are at increased risk of coronavirus due to the over-crowded conditions they are forced to live in. Living in close proximity increases the rate at which the disease spreads. On the Diamond Princess cruise ship COVID-19 spread four times faster than in Wuhan at the peak of the outbreak.
Illustrator and data journalist Mona Chalabi partnered with the IRC to help us communicate the threats refugees are facing in light of COVID-19—and the need for the world to act.
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If we take action now we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The International Rescue Committee is providing life-saving programs in countries threatened by the virus. Learn more about our critical work.
Learn how the IRC team in Moria camp in Greece, now home to some 20,000 refugees, is helping people stay safe.