There are an estimated 1 billion migrants in the world today of whom 214 million international migrants and 740 million internal migrants. The collective health needs and implications of this sizeable population are considerable.

Migration flows comprise a wide range of populations, such as workers, refugees, students, undocumented migrants and others, with each different health determinants, needs and levels of vulnerability.

WHO Europe - Migration and Health

A rare quantitative survey of women internally or internationally trafficked for sex work or domestic service in selected European countries including the UK found that 70% of women had experienced both physical and sexual abuse during trafficking and that the majority exhibited severe physical and mental health symptoms such as back and abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness, gynaecological infections, depression and anxiety
Zimmerman et al. 2008

Want to contribute to this section?

Send us your submission and information to add to the network



  • Video link

    First WHO toolkit to strengthen Europe’s health response to migration

    12 months ago • 592 views

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the #DeclarationOfHumanRights. Find out what is being done to raise awarene… http://t.co/DcOZrDwTn2


Eleni yw 70ain mlwyddiant #DatganHawliauDynol. Gallwch ganfod beth sy'n cael ei wneud i godi ymwybyddiaeth o… http://t.co/GNfNokTsVY


14/12/17-Byddwn yn #ffrydio'n fyw Meddyliau Iach i Genedlaethau'r Dyfodol: Hybu Lleihau Risg Dementia . Dilynwch… http://t.co/UQpf1UuqQw