Forgotten needs of children left behind by migration

Forgotten needs of children left behind by migration

Little evidence is available about the impact parental migration has on children who are left behind. Although parents leaving children in the care of their extended families while they seek employment—either within their origin country or internationally—is common in...
Do migrants have a mortality advantage?

Do migrants have a mortality advantage?

Internal migration and international migration are both common occurrences with profound implications for both origin and destination geographies and populations. The process of migration and health of migrants are connected in complex ways. An individual’s...
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...