Rohingya refugees wearing protective masks keep distance from each other while waiting to receive goods from volunteers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 7, 2020 [Reuters/Lim Huey Teng]
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of billions of people across the world.
Globally, measures to stop its spread have been drastic: businesses have shuttered, strict travel restrictions have been imposed, social distancing measures have been taken, and public and private hygiene have been encouraged. People have been advised to stock up on supplies and start working from home, where possible.
The hope is that these measures will slow the spread of COVID-19, saving thousands, potentially millions, of lives. Yet for many people, including the hundreds of thousands of refugees in Southeast Asia, it