The unmet needs of refugees and internally displaced people

The unmet needs of refugees and internally displaced people

We welcome the UCL–Lancet Commission that highlights migration as a key determinant of health, and rightly examines the discrimination and denial of access to health services faced by many migrants. The Commission emphasises the diversity of migrant experiences, sheds...
Migration and health: human rights in the era of populism

Migration and health: human rights in the era of populism

Historically, the overall contribution of migrants to the economy and wealth of hosting countries has exceeded their costs. Migration helps address labour market imbalances, and migrants contribute more in taxes and social contributions than they receive in benefits.1...
Historic global agreement on migration

Historic global agreement on migration

At a time when migration and migrants are considered unpopular at best and a threat at worst in many parts of the world, most UN member states decided to do what would have been unthinkable a mere few years ago and on July 13, 2018, came to an agreement on a Global...
Opening up to migration and health

Opening up to migration and health

The picture of migration seen by many people is a bleak one. Boatloads of migrants travelling across the Mediterranean Sea bound for an uncertain future. A million Syrian refugees in Lebanon caught between a brutal war at home and mounting pressure to leave their...