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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International Migrants Day: Working to achieve equitable, quality health care for all migrants in the European Region

Recent events in Africa and the Middle East have led to a dramatic increase in migration to the WHO European Region. The International Organization for Migration reports that nearly 380 000 people have arrived in Europe and over 4700 have been found dead or reported missing at sea in 2016 alone.


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

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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

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Situation updates

Situation update nr 3

06 April 2016 – Refugee crisis

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

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