In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with fellow CSSW lecturer Mashura Akilova, PHD’15 (bio) to discuss the likely impact of the novel coronavirus on refugee and displaced populations. Many of them have multiple severe risk factors, including overcrowded living conditions, limited access to basic health-care services and hospitals, and a high incidence of malnutrition and/or communicable diseases such as acute respiratory illnesses. This semester, Akilova is running a project-based course she designed on Social Work Practice with Refugees and Displaced Persons, the centerpiece of which was a trip to Greece/Turkey over spring break (since cancelled).

The live discussion will take place today 9 April 2020, at 6pm CET.

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Credit Cover picture: Columbia School of Social Work