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Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, and used to justify policies of exclusion
Migration has become the defining issue for a generation. It’s precipitated a crisis in many of our democracies. The populist exploitation of public fears about migration has led to rising levels of nationalism, xenophobia and hate crimes.
Our mission is to provide evidence for cooperation and action on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
Migration is an understudied determinant of health which, if we correctly apply the best evidence base, can immensely benefit the health of migrants, host populations and those who remain.
Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet and Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar, Co-Chair for Lancet Migration introducing the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health Report published in 2018.
This series of situational and policy briefs summarises key practical and operational aspects of the COVID-19 response in relation to migrants and refugees and the health response globally.