Complex emergencies increasingly force people and animals to move within and across borders. Conflict, disasters, and poverty have uprooted 90 million displaced people and refugees, the majority of whom are hosted by neighbouring countries across Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
Resource constraints and political unwill have hampered the inclusion of refugees and migrants into social security systems, including universal healthcare, affecting not only people’s health, but broader socio-economic status through their (in-)ability to establish or rebuild lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 further highlighted the plight of these marginalized communities, and how the social determinants of health increased migrants’ and refugees’ risk of disease.
In this STG Talk, the panelists will draw lessons from the pandemic on how to mitigate these health inequalities in the future, and invite participants to share and reflect on their lived experiences of these complex interlinkages.
This is an in-person event.
STG Talk 2022-23 - Check out the full programme.