EU reports pandemic fuelled racism, child abuse


Refugees and migrants were targets of ‘racist and xenophobic incidents, including verbal insults, harassment, physical aggression and online hate speech’ during the pandemic, according to evidence collected Vienna-based Fundamental Rights Agency. – EPA pic, June 10, 2021.

THE coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented and profound effect on human rights, fuelling racism and child abuse, the EU’s rights agency said today in its annual report.

“The pandemic and the reactions it triggered exacerbated existing challenges and inequalities in all areas of life, especially affecting vulnerable groups,” a report by the Vienna-based Fundamental Rights Agency said.


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