DRC Warns: COVID-19 will trigger a ‘Crisis in a Crisis’ for Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) launches its first ever global appeal to address the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for displaced persons. If no action is taken now, DRC warns that the COVID-19 crisis will have devastating impacts far beyond the immediate health risks. The COVID-19 crisis has already had devastating consequences globally with refugees and displaced persons being among the most vulnerable groups. Many live in overcrowded settings making social distancing nearly impossible and with inadequate hygiene facilities and lack of access to health services.