Academia Letters, pp.1-6, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most devastating disaster we have encountered in recent years, while we were using the term of greatest disaster for Syrian refugees just before this pandemic. The COVID-19 epidemic continues worldwide, increasing its speed with deepening socio-economic impacts along with direct impacts on people’s health. Undoubtedly, refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons are among the most affected by this process. At least 134 countries worldwide, most of them low-and middle income countries, are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while also hosting millions of international displaced people. Forced displaced persons (FDPs) were more exposed to both the sanitary and economic effects of the virus-related crisis. At this point, this study aims to produce a regional analysis of how the forcibly displaced population is affected in the face of the policies implemented by the governments to minimise the effects of Covid-19.