Europe’s far right whips out anti-migrant rhetoric to target refugees during coronavirus crisis

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In this post, PhD researcher Haris Zargar argues that the explosion of the coronavirus has dramatically brought about fresh challenges for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

With countries adopting stringent measures to contain this pandemic, including rigid border controls, the outbreak will not only have a huge impact on those driven out of their countries by crisis situations, but may create another refugee tragedy that may be worse than what has been experienced before.

He cites several examples of European leaders levelling suspicion for the Covid-19 pandemic on refugees and migrants, with further polarization of societies and ‘othering’ of refugees and migrants as a possible consequence.

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