Information as Protection of Migrants in Times of COVID-19 in Spain

Information as Protection of Migrants in Times of COVID-19 in Spain

In these complicated moments that we are facing as a society, one of the main ways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is to make sure that all members of our society are informed and know the guidelines to follow during this period of isolation. To ensure that migrants, one of the most vulnerable groups, are not overlooked, numerous entities and civil society organizations in Spain are working hard to provide them with all kinds of useful information through different resources and media in different languages.

With this purpose, from our MIICT project (ICT Enabled Public Services for Migration) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, we are working to create and implement a platform with specific resources and information services in different languages for the assistance and protection of migrants. This App that began to be designed at the beginning of 2019 takes on special importance today in this time of health emergency caused by the COVID 19.

In addition to this one, we present other resources of interest about COVID-19 for migrants, refugees, stateless people and asylum seekers in different languages*:

  1. Health information: the virus, prevention and recommendations
  1. Asylum and international protection
  1. Psychosocial support and welfare:
  1. Labour rights, housing and rent
  1. The coronavirus and children

*Information obtained from the Office in Spain of the UNHCR, the UN Agency for Refugees.