Improving the health care of pregnant refugee and migrant women and newborn children: policy brief (2018)



Both the proportion of women among refugees and migrants and their absolute number have increased since 2000, with women now making up more than half of the refugee and migrant population (47.3million). Women are also overrepresented in high-risk groups, such as those having experienced violence or trafficking. This has led to increased pressure not only on health systems broadly but also specifically on reproductive health services. Births to refugees and migrants are also unequally distributed geographically, posing particular challenges to health care delivery in areas of high concentration.