Migration and health

Migration places individuals in situations which may impact their physical and mental well-being. Conditions surrounding the migration process may increase the vulnerability of migrants towards poorer health outcomes, or conversely enable wellbeing and access to healthcare. The impacts on the health of migrants have multiple determinants and may change over time. These impacts may differ across migrant categories and legal status. Migration also cuts across economic and social policies, human rights and equity issues, development agendas, and social norms – all of which are relevant to migration health.  The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Global Compact of Migrants and Refugees and other international instruments have outlined data at the nexus of migration and health critically important to monitor the Agenda’s progress, including specific progress on the health-related goal and targets to ensure that “no one is left behind” irrespective of their migration status.

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