Global Health Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.3)

The current COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on healthcare systems that goes beyond the infected individual. Some of the containment measures implemented could have serious effects in global health.  An increase in domestic violence cases, negative impact on mental health, affecting  Global Health   The deportation process for immigrants has been sped up. Immigration … Continue reading Global Health Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.3)

The Economic and Migratory Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.2)

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a severe human and economic impact worldwide; with an expected cost the US  $8 trillion through 2030 and  it is estimated that the US death toll will rise to 165,000 total reported deaths by August 15, 2020.  Similarly, it will not only affect immigrant and refugee populations from a health … Continue reading The Economic and Migratory Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.2)

The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide and some states begin to open up from lockdown, communities are forced to start thinking about a new normality and what that represents for various aspects of our daily lives. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted populations differently, we can expect long term effects to look quite … Continue reading The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Coronavirus and Undocumented Immigrants: Protecting America’s most vulnerable community.

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged our way of life as we know it. From practicing social distancing to learning how to adjust to work remotely, everyone has been adapting to conform to stay-at-home guidelines and prevent the spread of the virus. But more than that, this pandemic has notably exposed the economic and racial inequalities … Continue reading Coronavirus and Undocumented Immigrants: Protecting America’s most vulnerable community.

The Central American Dream: Child Detention Centers

Known as the “northern triangle,” the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are currently facing unprecedented levels of poverty, gang violence, drug trafficking and homicide rates. With a poor education system, lack of infrastructure, and corrupt law enforcement, the northern triangle is not an easy place to live, especially for women and … Continue reading The Central American Dream: Child Detention Centers

Continuity, Change, and Complexities: Characterizing Forced Migration in Latin America

When we think of migration and displacement in the Western hemisphere, from our position in the United States, the events that likely first come to mind have to do with migration from Central America to the U.S. Over the summer, stories of groups of Central Americans seeking asylum at the U.S. border, the ongoing push … Continue reading Continuity, Change, and Complexities: Characterizing Forced Migration in Latin America

The “Forgotten” Refugees: The Case of North Korea

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is in the midst of a protracted, entrenched humanitarian situation largely forgotten or overlooked by the rest of the world.” -Tapan Mishra, United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in the March 2018 Report “DPR Korea Needs and Priorities.”   While pictures of the … Continue reading The “Forgotten” Refugees: The Case of North Korea