Greece, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Kenya Fear Grows of a COVID-19 Outbreak in Refugee Camps

In refugee camps around the world, large numbers of people live together in close quarters. Aid workers are trying to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak by implementing strict rules. Doctors warn they face an impossible task.
The Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

The Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Foto: Angelos Tzortzinis/ dpa
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Refugees in Idlib are left entirely to their own devices.

Refugees in Idlib are left entirely to their own devices.

Foto: AAREF WATAD/ AFP
Refugees in Bangladesh: Malnutrition makes people susceptible to disease

Refugees in Bangladesh: Malnutrition makes people susceptible to disease

Foto: Soe Zeya Tun/ Reuters

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