Forced Migration and Health

Pascale Allotey, Sharuna Verghis

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At least one-tenth of people who migrate are compelled to leave their homes by events over which they have little control, and they migrate because of an imperative for survival and to protect their lives and the lives of their families. The reasons include inter alia, conflict, violence, coercion, and natural and man-made disasters. In this article we focus on forced migration and explore the major drivers for health effects of and international efforts to mitigate the consequences of forced migration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
EditorsStella R. Quah
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
ISBN (Print)9780128036785
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2016


  • Asylum seekers
  • Environmental displacees
  • Human trafficking
  • Internally displaced persons
  • People smuggling
  • Refugees

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