Migration Video story

Speaking their language

A volunteer at the Maldivian Red Crescent highlights the importance of trust and language for migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic was tough on everyone. For migrants, it was particularly hard. They lost jobs and loved ones. They often have no access to health care and everywhere they go, there are language barriers. Who could they turn to?  Who could they trust in a world full of conflicting information, where they could be arrested or deported at any time?

To get answers, we turn to Kamal Hosen, a volunteer at the Maldivian Red Crescent who talks about how important it is for migrants to find something they can trust, someone who speaks their language.


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