Magnifying Inequalitues and Compounding Risks: The impact of COVID-19 on the health and protection of women and girls on the move

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing short-term humanitarian needs while negatively affecting longer-term outcomes for marginalized populations and people in vulnerable situations. The more than 80 million people globally – of whom approximately half are women and girls – who have been forcibly displaced are among the worst affected by the pandemic. Although the majority of forcibly displaced people live in resource-poor countries with weak social protection and public health systems, there is limited research on the unique ways in which women and girls on the move are affected. This research by CARE examines how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the health and protection of women and girls on the move.

Published 2021-06-30

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