Next MAX Facebook Live: Migrant Families during the Pandemic
International Day of Families is an annual observance celebrated on May 15. It is organized by the United Nations and aims to raise awareness about the economic, social, and demographic issues that affect families all around the world, and to highlight how important families are in the fabric of international communities and the foundation of society.
On 17 May 2021 at 14h CET, MAX project is hosting the next Facebook Live of Stories from MAX People on Migrant Families during the Pandemic
On the occasion of the International Day of Families, the MAX project wants to focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant families. Migrants and refugees are among the social groups most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and are suffering disproportionately from its social and economic consequences. They are at the forefront of the pandemic, providing essential services, including health, cleaning, domestic work, agriculture and food production. The pandemic, in particular, has also had a disproportionate impact on migrant women, who are often on the frontlines of the fights against the pandemic as health workers or caregivers.
We will be talking to two national organisations working with migrant families in Greece and Poland about the challenges migrant families commonly face towards the social integration path and how the pandemic situation has affected families in general – with a special focus on the families with a migrant background.
- Dr Antonia Torrens from KMOP
- Agnieszka Kosowicz Praca from Polish Migration Forum
- Jessica Phelan from The Local – as moderator