Refugee access to health care during COVID-19 should not be an afterthought
The racial and ethnic disparities in health care and unequal health burdens of refugee populations put them at disproportionate health risks from COVID-19.
Rohingya refugees are pictured in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh in 2018. A recent study projected the potential impacts and burden of COVID-19 on Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where a single introduction of the virus in the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site with 600,000 people would lead to up to 370 people infected within the first month and up to 589,000 people infected in 12 months. U.K. Department for International Development photograph by Russell Watkins