Continuing our series of contributions around race and migration in the context of COVID-19, we are sharing this video that includes our member Professor Giorgia Donà (co-director of the Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London) talking on the Indus News talk show Scope with Waqar Rizvi. The segment on the impacts of the virus on refugees and migrants starts at 18:06. Dr Liza Schuster (Reader in Sociology, City University) and journalist Catherine Guilyardi (De Facto) talk about the situation in France. From 24:20, Giorgia talks about the UK, and grassroots solidarity on the one hand and, on the other, how the state’s hostile environment policy makes refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants doubly vulnerable in the current crisis. From 32:05, she argues that, while the pandemic is global in scope, the lack of coordinated responses at European and global level contributes to the global invisibility of refugees and migrants amid COVID-19.

Scope with Waqar Rizvi | Can Trump adjourn U.S. Congress? | Episode 237 | Indus News | 17 April 2020