Resources for refugees, community members, and resettlement workers on COVID-19 and relief efforts
- Printable shareable infographics on preventing the spread of COVID-19 translated into Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, French, Kinyarwanda, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Swahili DRC, Swahili Tanzania, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Urdu.
- A growing list of health resources and services accessible for refugees during COVID-19.
- Access Denver Health’s patient information regarding COVID-19 translated into Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, and Vietnamese.
- Informational videos from USAHello working to dispel myths about COVID-19. Currently available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Tagalog/Filipino, Farsi, Hindi, Tigrinya, Korean, and Kinyarwanda. Additional languages coming soon.
- Short informational videos on the facts of COVID-19 and precautions to take in halting its spread translated into Pashto, Karen, Arabic, Burmese, Swahili, Russian, French, Kinyarwanda, Spanish, and Nepali.
- CORE has released health resources for refugees and resettlement workers on COVID-19 including two audio series; Understanding Guidance and Rules, and Resettling to the United States During the COVID Pandemic; and a video series: How to Protect Yourself and Stop the Spread of the Virus.
Relief and Legal Resources
- An informational flowchart to help refugees and asylees see if they qualify for cash payments, expanded unemployment, and other benefits.
- Find a recording, slides, and FAQ from a webinar hosted by We Are All America, New Partnership for New Americans and RCUSA.
- “COVID-19 Legislation: Quick Facts and Analysis for Refugees and Resettlement Offices“, learn more about how the three pieces of COVID-19 relief legislation apply to refugees and aylees, and how to access relief.
- How to access the CARES Act cash payments if you have not filed a tax return.
- Information on some of the barriers refugees face in accessing national COVID-19 resources.
- Spanish language resources for understanding the CARES Act from UnidosUS.
- “Know Your Rights During COVID-19” guide by the National Lawyers Guild to help communities, particularly important for communities that have been traditionally marginalized.
- Translated “Know Your Rights” Documents from RCUSA member HIAS in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.
- The Congressional Research Service has released an analysis on the CARES Act and immigration-related eligibility, including the public charge rule.
- Refugee Congress, a nonprofit organization built and led by former refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable migrants to promote the well-being, integration, and protection of vulnerable migrants. Refugee Congress has released a consolidated landing page with resources for former refugees, asylees, and other vulnerable migrant groups covering issues such as health, racism, and accessing financial resources.
- USAHello , a nonprofit which seeks to help refugees and asylees access needed resources across the country has released a new landing page, providing an overview of COVID-19, and how to access care if needed for immigrants and refugees
- The International Rescue Committee, a NGO dedicated to global humanitarian relief and aid, has launched the Refugee.info USA Facebook page, where IRC moderators will post news and information, and respond to questions via Facebook messenger.