Red Cross: Expect Huge Wave of Migrants When Borders Open, Vaccine Arrives

“We should not be surprised if there is a massive impact on migration in the coming months and years.”

(Jagan Chapagain, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

Last week the head of the International Red Cross made news when he predicted a huge new wave of migrants/refugees attempting to break into Europe (and elsewhere) driven by hunger at home and the promise of a shot to magically make the Chinese Virus go away.

He was primarily focusing on predictions for Europe, but it would all surely apply to our US borders as well.

See my post at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ this morning about measures the Dems would like to put in place to hamstring any efforts to curtail migration.  You can expect those to be on the front burner if the President loses to Joe Biden in November and the House and Senate are controlled by radical Dems.

Central Americans rushing Mexico border in 2018

 

From MedicalXpress:

Coronavirus crisis could spark ‘massive’ new migration: Red Cross

The devastating economic toll the coronavirus crisis is taking around the world could spark huge waves of fresh migration once borders reopen, the head of the Red Cross warned in an interview.

Jagan Chapagain, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), told AFP he was deeply concerned about the secondary effects of the pandemic.

Jagan Chapagain

“Increasingly we are seeing in many countries the impacts on the livelihoods and the food situation,” he said in an interview at IFRC’s headquarters in Geneva late on Wednesday.

The pandemic and the lockdowns and border closures imposed to halt the spread of the virus have been destroying livelihoods around the planet and are expected to drive many millions more into poverty.

Many people are already faced with the choice of risking exposure to the novel coronavirus or going hungry, Chapagain said, warning that the desperation being generated could have far-reaching consequences.

“What we hear is that many people who are losing livelihoods, once the borders start opening, will feel compelled to move,” he said.

“We should not be surprised if there is a massive impact on migration in the coming months and years.”

 

More migration forced on people by desperate circumstances, he said, will result in numerous “tragedies along the way”, including more deaths at sea, human trafficking and exploitation.

[….]

Chapagain, a Nepali humanitarian who took over as IFRC Secretary-General in February, also voiced concern that perceived health inequalities in the face of the pandemic might also provoke a rise in migration.

“People could feel that there is a better chance of survival on the other side of the sea,” he said, adding that another major factor would be “the availability of vaccines”.

The World Health Organization is spearheading a push to try to ensure that any coronavirus vaccine developed be deemed a “global public good”, to be made available in an equitable manner across the globe. [My personal guess is that there won’t be a vaccine anytime soon.—ed]

But the United States and others are racing to secure stocks of promising vaccine candidates, and many fear that wealthy nations and groups might gain access to the jabs first.

“If people see that the vaccine is say, for example, available in Europe but not in Africa, what happens? People want to go to a place where vaccines are available,” Chapagain said.

More here.

This post is filed in my extensive ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

Changing the subject!

Although I am continuing to post here at RRW, I believe google and others have limited the number of readers who find this blog as Tucker Carlson reported is happening, see here.

Somehow they have not discovered ‘Frauds and Crooks’ yet, so a good number of new readers are finding it.  That is why, a post, like the one I wrote yesterday about the Somali refugee wanted on kidnapping and possible murder charges, is posted there.

It could also be that my recent lack of interest in posting at Facebook and Twitter has slowed RRW‘s readership.

3 thoughts on “Red Cross: Expect Huge Wave of Migrants When Borders Open, Vaccine Arrives

  1. Many third world countries in Africa are experiencing low levels of the virus, so it won’t make sense for them to migrate to places where the threat is greater. I would think.

    1. Excellent point! And, I wonder why the infection rate is so low in most of Africa. Well, except South Africa that is.

      1. It might be because they take Hydroxychloroquine to stave off malaria? Or maybe they have some other kind of natural immunization developed somehow. Don’t know, but I’ve seen the chart comparisons country by country. Anyway, I think the announcement is just a “get ready here we come” thing, to lessen the push back, you know, using covid as a cover for immigration “rights”.

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