Catalan Institute for Human Rights

COVID-19 crisis is causing an increase in abuse and hate speech.

The United Nations and organisations such as SOS Racisme warn of the increase in abuse and violence coinciding with the health emergency caused by the coronavirus.


How are we not outraged regarding the treatment that refugees receive in Lesbos by the police and xenophobic groups? How can we accept this obvious proclamation of a permanent state of emergency against people seeking asylum?