An interview with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
An extended conversation with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grande.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (who recently contracted the virus himself) tells Ian Bremmer in this week's episode of GZERO World that the coronavirus has upended the lives of millions of refugees in countless ways. Countries that were already limiting their number of refugees closed up their borders entirely. And today, as nationalist sentiments and straight-up xenophobia become ever more prevalent, 80 million people, or one percent of the world's population, find themselves displaced.
Watch the episode: UNHCR chief: How the pandemic has upended the lives of refugees