Case Study on Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on People of African Descent : Racial Discrimination and Forced Displacement, Role of International Organisations and a way Forward

  • Meenakshi Singh Dilraj Singh and Prabsimran Singh
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  • Meenakshi Singh Dilraj Singh

    Student at Symbiosis International University, India.

  • Dilraj Singh

    Student at Symbiosis International University, India.

  • Prabsimran Singh

    Student at Symbiosis International University, India.

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Far from becoming the "great equalizer", the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the ongoing structural injustices seen throughout the world. Race-based discrimination against non-citizens and persons of color and the issue of forced displacement have been witnessed since the COVID-19 global pandemic broke out in numerous parts of the world. While it has received a great deal of public attention, the topic has received little attention in the academic community. A substantial increase in verbal abuse, intimidation, and violent behavior based on race in public spaces, deliberately targeting individuals of African descent in the backdrop of the current dilemma, has occurred in addition to the detrimental health implications of COVID-19 for people of African descent as well as certain ethnic or national minorities. However, these injustices have always existed in the fragmented lives of those who have been forcibly displaced. Addressing the growing racial discrimination issue and the plight of forcibly displaced groups within the COVID-19 outbreak is crucial because it has a major negative influence on interpersonal relationships, psychological health, and well‐being Further, it unravels a variety of new humanitarian protection issues. The paper covers a variety of case studies of racism and forced displacement connected to COVID-19 that have been observed, and it offers perspectives on the causes of the mistreatment as well as its socioeconomic effects. The research further explores how COVID-19 has affected displaced people. To determine and critically evaluate the existing data on the consequences and possible repercussions of the pandemic for people who have been forcefully displaced, this paper analyses current research and provides insight through a series of interviews with key informants. As the worldwide community continues to battle against injustice amidst the pandemic, the study ends with a few recommendations regarding how to address racial prejudice and the injustice of the forcibly displaced associated with COVID-19.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 404 - 413


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