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Coronavirus crisis ‘increases suffering of most vulnerable refugees’

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Trafficking victims and others around world unable to get help during pandemic, says study

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report.

Research from the University of Birmingham has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration authorities and being deported – and were therefore suffering in silence.

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