The rights and health of refugees, migrants and the stateless must be protected as the coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on the globe, four UN agencies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate — but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk,” they said.

The Human Rights office, the International Organization for Migration, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Health Organization gathered for the joint statement.

They said that states may

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