Policy brief on enhancing access to services for migrants in the context of COVID-19

A policy brief from the United Nations Network on Migration advocate for enhanced access to services for migrants in the context of COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, and response.

The recommendations set out in this new policy brief emphasize the practical and principled importance of ensuring inclusive, people-centred approaches that leave no one behind. It emphasises the importance of – and how best to – work better together across sectors – including health, immigration, finance, education, labour and other ministries – across government, with local authorities, civil society and other stakeholders.

The key recommendations from the brief focus, among other things, on the continuity and quality of water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH). It also provides practical guidance for States and other stakeholders on an improved common understanding of safe and inclusive access to services for migrants.