Migrants

Migrants

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

Evidence on physical and mental health suggests there are poorer outcomes overall for non-UK born individuals residing in the UK compared to the UK population, but these vary according to migration histories and experience in the country.
‘Health of Migrants in the UK: What do we know? By The Migration Observatory at: http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/briefings/health-migrants-uk-what-do-we-know

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