Mapping Pandemic Challenges within Refugee Communities: A Case Study of Ohio

Vibha Bhalla, Bowling Green State University

Stories of COVID-19 ravaging various communities within the U.S. has been told many times. However, little is known about the effects of COVID on new migrants, especially refugees, and the ways they faced challenges related to COVID- 19. This paper draws attention to problems faced by refugee communities in Ohio. The paper maps out various issues refugee resettlement organizations encountered in aiding refugees, and it also highlights the role of organizations within refugee communities in negotiating crisis brought on by COVID.

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 Presented in Session 193. Migrant Instability and the Politics of Uncertainty