COVID-19 & Immigration Detention: What Can Governments and Other Stakeholders Do?
The United Nations Network on Migration is committed to supporting all partners in pursuit of the
implementation of the Global Compact for Migration, recognizing that this cooperative framework
provides an invaluable tool for ensuring all in society can contribute to a collective response to COVID-19
and are protected equally against its impact.
To that end this briefing is part of a series by the Network looking at different aspects of the COVID-19
pandemic and how they relate to migrants and their communities. The present document aims to provide
practical guidance to States and other stakeholders in preventing and responding to COVID-19 in the
context of immigration detention, highlighting instances of promising practices as useful models to draw
from. We look forward to feedback from all partners, and to updating these recommendations on an
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