The Impact of Covid-19 on Syrian Refugees and IDPs

A Syrian boy during an awareness workshop on Covid-19 at a camp for displaced people in northwestern Syria. Photo: AAREF WATAD / AFP / NTB Scanpix.

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the already existing vulnerabilities of refugee populations have been exacerbated. The impact of COVID-19 on refugees has gone beyond the devastating health tolls also to include massive loss of employment, livelihoods, shelter, and nutrition, as well as increased gender-based violence and poverty rates. There is a dire need for an increase in humanitarian aid and…