Perceived Public Support of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

Internal displacement of citizens places them as one of the most vulnerable populations in any given society. This is more worrisome in a pandemic situation. Thus, using qualitative research methods directed by the social capital theory and service quality theory, this study will analyze the perceived satisfaction of IDPs and non-IDPs citizens in Nigeria on the provided governmental support in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID in crisis: The impact of COVID-19 in complex humanitarian emergencies

Introduction: Two billion people are currently affected by complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs) resulting from natural disasters and armed confl ict. Many have been displaced into crowded camps with poor access to water, sanitation, and health care. Humanitarian response is challenging under these circumstances, raising concern about the impact of COVID-19 on crisis-aff ected populations. Methods: This article examines CHEs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Yemen, where protracted crises have displaced millions of people.

Should internal migrants who cannot return home due to COVID-19 be treated as disaster IDPs? Lessons from India

The article explores internal displacement from biological disasters such as epidemics and pandemics. The article analyses displacement in India from the coronavirus outbreak of 2019 and claims that the group of internal migrants who were unable to return to their homes and stranded in various parts of the country because of the national lockdown exhibits the characteristics of disaster-driven IDPs, and should, therefore, be treated so.

Displacements in the Philippines in a Post-COVID-19 world: A recovery focus

Millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Philippines experience human rights issues during their displacement. Their rights and access to basic life-saving services are impacted by their forced movement and its resulting, often prolonged, displacement. Durable solutions are also less prioritised in displacement management. Though a legal framework on disaster governance exists, it lacked a human rights perspective that could integrate human rights standards into humanitarian support.

Internal displacement and COVID-19: Taking stock and looking forward

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, its broad and longer-term implications are starting to become clear, including those that affect internal displacement caused by armed conflict or situations of violence. This article outlines some of the vectors along which the pandemic intersects with internal displacement, and the degree to which a long-term and solutions-oriented approach can complement the response to emergency needs during a pandemic.

Covid-19 and inter-provincial migration in China

Covid-19 pandemic started in Wuhan in December 2019 and then spread to the rest of China and the world. This paper examines the relationship between inter-provincial migration and the diffusion of covid-19 outbreak in Mainland China from 26 January to 6 March 2020. Statistical analysis shows that the migrants who moved into Hubei in 2010–2015 are a good indicator of the population flow from Hubei to other provinces that caused the spread of covid-19 in early 2020. Many migrants traveled back to hometown before the traffic ban of Wuhan city for the spring holiday.

Transport effect of COVID-19 pandemic in France

An extension of the classical pandemic SIRD model is considered for the regional spread of COVID-19 in France under lockdown strategies. This compartment model divides the infected and the recovered individuals into undetected and detected compartments respectively. By fitting the extended model to the real detected data during the lockdown, an optimization algorithm is used to derive the optimal parameters, the initial condition and the epidemics start date of regions in France.

Intersecting Vulnerabilities: The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Psycho-emotional Lives of Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Across diverse contexts, emerging evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing levels of anxiety and stress. In calling for greater attention to people’s psychosocial and emotional well-being, global actors have paid insufficient attention to the realities of the pandemic in low- and middle-income countries, where millions of people are already exposed to intersecting vulnerabilities. Chronic poverty, protracted violence, conflict and displacement, coupled with weak health, education and protection systems, provide the backdrop of many adolescents’ lives.

Psychological status of healthcare workers during the civil war and COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study

Objective: Healthcare workers, particularly those working in departments that provide care for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are at a higher risk of this contagious disease than those who work in other departments. The aim of this study was to assess the psychological status of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has compounded Libya's existing civil war-related problems. Methods: A multi-center cross-sectional survey on depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and abuse was conducted.

The Bru redemption: group work during the covid-19 pandemic in an internally displaced people’s relief camp in Tripura, India

Powerful governments with huge resources have failed miserably in protecting their vulnerable populations from the covid-19 crisis. In Ashapara–an internally displaced people’s makeshift relief camp in an Indian peripheral state of Tripura, an underdog group of 16 Bru people, against all the odds, has set a rare example by successfully shielding its marginalized indigenous community from the coronavirus. Besides supporting the Brus to cope with the crisis, the group has also helped its members to redeem themselves and restored their lost sense of self-worth and dignity.