United Nations' COVID-19 Resources

related to migration and forced migration

During 2020 the world was engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Nations, as well as its specialised agencies and programmes, took the opportunity to remind States of the rights and obligations they have towards migrants and victims of forced migration. 


The Network for Migration Matters, with the help of Chiara Maria Natta, has found most of the UN resources concerning COVID-19 and migration. These sources contain both recommendations and good practices that were used during the pandemic.

We believe that numerous lessons can be drawn from COVID-19. Various new temporary practices, that were developed during the pandemic and that go more in line with human rights standards, can be implemented on a regular basis. The pandemic also provided the opportunity to reassess standardised procedures, priorities, and protection needs of migrants and those in need of international protection.


We hope these sources inspire individuals and organisations to adapt their operations to be more efficient, effective and more human rights friendly.


Click on the underlined titles below to reach the source.