COVID-19 impact on racialised communities: interactive EU-wide map

ENAR’s interactive Europe-wide map collects data on the impact of COVID-19 on racialised groups. It includes cases of violations of racialised groups’ fundamental rights by country in a range of key areas including healthcare, housing, employment, racist violence and speech, as well as racial profiling and police brutality.

12 May 2020

The map seeks to demonstrate how COVID-19 impacts the fundamental rights of racialised groups in Europe by gathering media reports and individual cases reported by NGOs of violation of these rights.

The cases underline how this pandemic is exacerbating and shining a light on existing structural racism and inequalities in the labour market, in housing, or in institutions such as the police, meaning that some groups are being hit harder.

The map displays 191 cases collected between January and April 2020, which are divided into the following categories:
1) denial of access to the healthcare system;
2) no access to protective measures at work during the confinement period;
3) no access to alternative housing following confinement measures (e.g. shelter for asylum seekers, eviction of Roma);
4) denial of access to basic services (e.g. water, electricity) during the confinement period;
5) police abuse;
6) victim of racist speech online or offline, or of racist violence

- Read the key findings document
- Read the press release

It is important to note that the data collection is non-exhaustive and the icons are placed in the country where the cases took place but not in the exact location/city. Unfortunately, violations are not always reported and only the most serious cases tend to be reported by the media.

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