PUBLI : Larisa Lara-Guerrero, « Diasporas engaging during the pandemic : international global exchanges in response to the Covid-19 crisis », HAPSc Policy Briefs Series, 1(1), p. 177–182, 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic is an unpre­ce­dented pheno­menon that has chal­lenged govern­ments, inter­na­tional orga­ni­sa­tions, acade­mics, and members of the civil society world­wide. In an effort to contri­bute to the alle­via­tion of the pandemic and enhance the dialogue among diaspora experts, the Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­sa­tion of Migra­tion and iDia­spora orga­nised three global exchanges. This policy brief argues that these plat­forms are parti­cu­larly useful in times of crisis and restricted mobi­lity because diasporas around the world have been able to share crucial infor­ma­tion, give advice and create an open dialogue to inspire other migrants to develop their own initia­tives against the pandemic.