Forced returns of migrants must be suspended in times of COVID-19. Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration

The United Nations Network on Migration is concerned by reports of States in many regions using forced return of migrants as a measure in response to COVID-19. The Network calls on States to suspend forced returns during the pandemic, in order to protect the health of migrants and communities, and uphold the human rights of all migrants, regardless of
status. Successfully tackling the pandemic cannot be achieved without upholding human rights


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Migration and Displacement


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