COVID-19 could bring about a migration crisis. Here's how we can avoid it

Venezuelan migrants wearing face masks line up at the Simon Bolivar border bridge after travelling on buses assigned by Colombian Migration office for their return to Venezuela, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Cucuta, Colombia April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Caicedo. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RC2C5G9U0BRL

Refugees stand the most to lose from COVID-19 if the virus stirs up extreme nationalism. Image: REUTERS/Mario Caicedo. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Shahidul Haque
Senior Fellow, North South University
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