Post-Pandemic Refugee Waves
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees and their allocation.
Every year millions of people worldwide are forced to flee their homes as a result of persecution, military conflict, or natural disaster and every year the number of refugees increases. As a result of the ongoing conflicts, the refugee crisis is growing exponentially and ensuring the safety of these people is increasingly more difficult.
With the world still dealing with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the flow of refugees has become not only a challenge but a risk to the global economy. In 2021 the number of displaced people was 89.3 million, and this number has surpassed 100 million due to the Ukraine war. These refugees are struggling to find where to go, as many countries are not capable or willing of accepting displaced people in times of recovery.
Now governments around the world are presented with the challenge of allocating refugees. While trying to find these people a new home, countries are also dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic and its economic consequences.