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Video photos face mask walking to work undocumented

posted on 2022-11-21, 13:51 authored by Helen HintjensHelen Hintjens

‘Jack’ is an undocumented migrant living in the Netherlands. He told us “I lost my face mask on my way to work. I couldn’t take a bus or tram: if the controller caught me, I’d be fined. Worse, since I am undocumented, I’d be put in prison and deported to the Philippines. I had no choice but to walk for 40 minutes to my second job, under the burning sun.” He solved his problem later by making a face mask out of a cleaning cloth.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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