The Scotsman: How Covid is being used to stop lone child refugees joining family in UK – by Nasar Meer

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Professor Nasar Meer (twitter:@NasarMeer) writes about ‘How Covid is being used to stop lone child refugees from joining family in the UK‘ in a recent The Scotsman article.

Having contributed a piece on ‘The Social Determinants of Covid-19 and BAME Disproportionality’ to our website, Professor Meer now turns to the issue of at least 57 countries – including the UK – turning away asylum seekers at their borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite clear WHO guidance on quarantining and screening asylum seekers at national borders, numerous countries are ignoring international asylum obligations, with some politicians going as far as blaming the spread of Covid-19 on refugees.

To find out more about the UK’s policies, read the full article here.

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