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COVID-19 Puts Refugees At Risk

Migrants stand by tents in a camp set up near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region, Turkey, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)
Migrants stand by tents in a camp set up near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region, Turkey, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

The world’s 70 million refugees are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. They’re often caught in the crossfire in war zones in countries that don’t have strong health care systems, or they’re crammed in camps where the highly contagious virus could easily spread.

So what are aid groups doing to try to prevent outbreaks?  Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with David Miliband ( @dmiliband), president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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