The Impact of the Global Pandemic on Migrants and Refugees in Southeast Asia – One Year On

    ISIS Forum

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    The Impact of the Global Pandemic on Migrants and
    Refugees in Southeast Asia – One Year On

    More than a year on, the global pandemic continues to impact the issues driving forced migration, and the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Southeast Asia.

    This includes accentuating existing vulnerabilities that have long been ignored by governments and host communities. In some countries, these groups have been the most vulnerable to the effects of economic hardships and government mandated restrictions, and even crackdowns on irregular migrants.

    In what ways has the pandemic affected key refugee communities in Southeast Asia, including in Malaysia? What more could be done by host communities, policymakers and other stakeholders to respond more effectively, specifically with regards to the safety and health of migrants and refugees?

    Programme

    Speakers:

    • Dr Sriprapha Petcharamesree
      Senior lecturer, PhD Programme
      The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies
      Mahidol University Thailand

    • Ms Kendra Rinas
      Chief of Mission
      International Organization for Migration (IOM)
      Malaysia

    Moderator:

    • Mr Thomas Daniel
      Senior Fellow
      Foreign Policy and Security Studies (FPSS)
      Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Co-moderator:

    • Ms Anis Huszainey
      Researcher
      Chief Executive’s Office
      Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

    Date 15 July 2021
    Time 1030 – 1140 (UTC+8)
    Venue ISIS.Forum (Via Zoom Webinar)

     

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