Covid-19 in Fragile & Conflict-Affected Areas: A Dynamic Problem

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In this episode, Katherine E. Bliss is joined by two CSIS colleagues, Jacob Kurtzer, director and senior fellow with the Humanitarian Agenda, and Erol Yayboke, senior fellow with the International Security Program and director of the Project on Fragility and Mobility. They talk about how Covid-19 has impacted migrant, displaced, and refugee communities worldwide and the enormous challenge of reaching these vulnerable populations with health and other services. How has the humanitarian sector pivoted to manage the pandemic? How have migration patterns changed as borders close? How can we deliver novel Covid-19 vaccines to populations already outside of regular health services? And what are Erol and Jake watching as the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines scales up?
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Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center
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Jacob Kurtzer
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Humanitarian Agenda
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Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Former Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program