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World Health Organization

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Human Rights

Keywords

Right to healthcare, access to healthcare, vaccination programns, right to shelter, protection from harm, right to life

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This report looks at the ways in which the pandemic has hit the lives of refugees and migrants. It takes the perspective of their own lived experiences during the COVID‑19 crisis. There is clear evidence that even in more normal times their access to health and health services is often severely compromised, both by the organization of the health sys‑ tem and by the social setting in which they live. Women and children may be particularly severely affected. Ultimately, the survey reported in this publication is an inquiry into the right to health for refugees and migrants. Understanding how refugees and migrants themselves ex‑ perience and cope with the pandemic is crucial to shape inclusive and holistic policy responses. We wanted to give refugees and migrants a voice and to understand their spe‑ cific challenges , such as when experiencing limited access to health care as well as their living and working conditions.

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Apart Together Survey Preliminary overview of Refugee and Migrants Self-Reported Impact on COVID-19

This report looks at the ways in which the pandemic has hit the lives of refugees and migrants. It takes the perspective of their own lived experiences during the COVID‑19 crisis. There is clear evidence that even in more normal times their access to health and health services is often severely compromised, both by the organization of the health sys‑ tem and by the social setting in which they live. Women and children may be particularly severely affected. Ultimately, the survey reported in this publication is an inquiry into the right to health for refugees and migrants. Understanding how refugees and migrants themselves ex‑ perience and cope with the pandemic is crucial to shape inclusive and holistic policy responses. We wanted to give refugees and migrants a voice and to understand their spe‑ cific challenges , such as when experiencing limited access to health care as well as their living and working conditions.

 
 

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