Forced Migration and Health

Pascale Allotey, Sharuna Verghis

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    Abstract

    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
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages174-182
    Number of pages9
    Volume3
    Edition2nd
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
    ISBN (Print)9780128036785
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2016

    Keywords

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

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