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Health Impact of European Refugee Policies

Schwienhorst, E.M.; K. Boegel; N. Isberner, Eds.: Medical Peace Work, (2015)

The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move

Ibrahim Abubakar, Robert W Aldridge, Delan Devakumar, et al., Eds.: The Lancet, (2018)

The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health steps into this political debate to provide evidence for cooperation and action on what is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. The Commission’s foundation is that migration and health are inextricably linked—and key to sustainable development. It provides a framework of migration as a dynamic process, providing evidence of the multiple factors that could be beneficial or detrimental to individuals and systems along the migration journey—at origin, transit, destination, and return. It documents the devastating impacts of forced migration, especially on girls and women, but also the overall benefits to the health of individuals and populations that migration generates. It lays out a research agenda to better ensure the health of migrants. Using the lens of health the Commission shows that migration policies can be both ethical and feasible—calling for governments, international agencies, and professionals to promote health in global mobility. Download the Comments, Videos and Articles directly from the website link!

Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard (November 2018)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2018)

So far in 2018, a total of 29,567 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (26%), Afghanistan (26%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (37%), while 40% are men

“Without Education They Lose Their Future” Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands

Human Rights Watch, (2018)

This report found that fewer than 15 percent of more than 3,000 school-age asylum-seeking children on the islands were enrolled in public school at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, and that in government-run camps on the islands, only about 100 children, all preschoolers, had access to formal education. The asylum-seeking children on the islands are denied the educational opportunities they would have on the mainland. Most of those who were able to go to school had been allowed to leave the government-run camps for housing run by local authorities and volunteers

UNHCR: Italy weekly snapshot - 11 Mar 2018

UNHCR, (2018)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Mar 2018): 5,556 Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Mar 2017): 15,841 Total arrivals 1 Mar - 11 Mar 2018 308 Total arrivals 1 Mar - 11 Mar 2017 2,402 Average daily arrivals in March 2018 so far: 28 Average daily arrivals in February 2018: 38 Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 11 Mar) 426 Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 11 Mar) 535 Dead and missing in 2017 3,139

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