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Webinar will highlight 'People on the Move: Solidarity and Advocacy'


A Thursday 12 November webinar (10 pm AEST) titled ‘People on the Move: Solidarity and Advocacy’ will highlight the experiences and often untold stories of refugees, stateless persons, seasonal and migrant workers, and undocumented persons, with a particular focus on ways they have been affected by COVID-19

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Considered by many to be the invisible faces of the coronavirus pandemic, they are particularly at risk because they often live in already poverty-stricken circumstances and have limited access to resources, water, sanitation systems and health facilities.

Refugee camps or centres do not offer the luxury of accessible clean water, hand sanitisers or physical distancing.

The impact of the lockdowns has affected migrant workers overseas and internally—they are the first people to lose their jobs or be sent home.

A global panel of speakers will share experiences and reflect theologically on the role of faith in standing in solidarity with and advocating for people on the move.

The webinar, fourth in a series of webinars on COVID-19 perspectives organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), will feature the following speakers:

Link to join the webinar on Thursday 12 November, 13.00-14.00 pm CET [Editor’s note: 10.00 pm AEST, Queensland time]

First published on the World Council of Churches website on 5 November 2020.

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