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Virginia must engage refugees in the coronavirus crisis

May 31, 2020 - The Washington Post

Hannah Gavin recently finished her master's degree in public policy at the University of Virginia.

The novel coronavirus crisis disproportionately affects already vulnerable populations - and Virginia's refugees are no exception.

Refugees experience higher rates of trauma than the rest of the U.S. population related to their journeys escaping violence and persecution and having to start anew in a different country. Refugees are often removed from their old way of life and family mem...