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COVID-19 has turned the lives of thousands of migrants upside-down. Nearly all countries have enforced travel/movement restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. Measures such as border closures, curfews and internal lockdowns have had wide-ranging implications for both local populations and third country migrants, leaving many unable to return to their countries/areas of origin or to reach their intended destinations.
This is the first of a series of portraits of ordinary people on the move, on the way home, or stranded, and how COVID-19 has affected their journey.
Jambuli and his family returned to Georgia from the Netherlands before the outbreak of the virus, but have been stranded in the capital Tbilisi due to a shortage of cash and internal restrictions. Read his story on the IOM Georgia website: