Migration and health

Recent events in North Africa and the Middle East triggered a dramatic increase in migration, which highlights the need to identify best practices and engage in a cross-national political dialogue on migration. Through the Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) project, WHO/Europe is working closely with Member States to strengthen the health sector’s preparedness and the public health capacity to better address emergency-related migration.

Migrant health in the European Region

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Cold weather increases health risks for refugees and migrants in Serbia and other countries in the Region

As cold temperatures continue across the WHO European Region, conditions worsen for those in the most vulnerable situations, including refugees and migrants stranded in countries.


Video - First WHO toolkit to strengthen Europe’s health response to migration

Migration and health site

Migration and health

Stepping up action on refugee and migrant health

Outcome document of the High-level meeting on Refugee and Migrant Health, 23–24 November 2015

Migration and health site

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Situation updates

Situation update nr 3

06 April 2016 – Refugee crisis

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Infographic – #MigrationHealth



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The Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) project publishes a quarterly newsletter since 2014.

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