Europe’s COVID crisis does little to disparage Mediterranean migrants

Euractiv | Jun 5, 2020 at 9:20 AM
  • Having been expelled from Algeria, Alfa Jafo has spent the last few months working in the kitchen at a restaurant in the historic city of Agadez in Niger, a launchpad for irregular migration in the Sahel.
  • Gillian Triggs, the Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), adds the risk of increased stigmatisation of migrants to the debate.
  • UNHCR’s Triggs added they have asked governments to integrate migrants and asylum seekers in their national programmes and health systems, as well as social safety nets.