COVID-19 and the Responsibility to Protect Rohingya Refugees

On 1st April 2020, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect issued an atrocity alert special issue on COVID-19. This alert noted that COVID-19 would have particularly adverse implications for the ‘70 million people forcibly displaced by conflict, persecution and atrocity’, many of whom currently live in conditions which leave them vulnerable to the coronavirus.


University of Lincoln, College of Social Science Research

Amber Smith, PhD Candidate, Lincoln Law School

Tom Welch, PhD Candidate, Lincoln Law School