Humanitarian Health Seminar Series Session Three
November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm - 1:20pm
LECTURE: Migration and health: exploring concepts and categories of displacement and mobility
With Courtland Robinson, Associate Professor, CHH, JHSPH and Elizabeth Ferris, Research Professor, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
In 2016, more than 250 million people were in migration around the world. This included not only refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) but undocumented migrants, migrant workers, and survivors of human trafficking. While the contexts differ, as do specific programmatic and policy remedies, what unites these populations are the health and protection risks they face in their migration in vulnerable circumstances. But reconciling these different concepts and classifications can pose challenges for humanitarian actors.
- United Nations General Assembly. (2016) New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants. A/71/L.1.