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Pakistan’s Hazaras in the COVID Era

The already-marginalized ethnic community was blamed for the initial spread of the virus in Pakistan. How have they coped with the pandemic since then?

By Jaffer A. Mirza for
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In the early stages of Pakistan’s coronavirus outbreak, Shia Hazaras were blamed for bringing the virus from Iran. Many were racially profiled and stigmatized as carriers of the infection. How have Hazaras coped with the outbreak in recent months? This video features young Hazaras and their unique initiatives to survive the COVID era.

Jaffer A. Mirza is a researcher and columnist. He tweets at @jafferamirza.