Frequently asked questions on migration and health

World Health Organization, September 2015

Read online at:
http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/migration-and-
health/news/news/2015/09/population-movement-is-a-challenge-for-refugees-and-
migrants-as-well-as-for-the-receiving-population/frequently-asked-questions-on-
migration-and-health
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The large influx of refugees and migrants to countries of the WHO European Region, which has escalated in the past few months, calls for an urgent response to their health needs. Actions are needed between and within countries as well as among sectors. Adequate standards of care for refugees and migrants into Europe are not only important for population health but are fundamental for protecting and promoting their human rights as well as those of the host communities.

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