Policy Brief

Situational and policy briefs: COVID-19 and migration

Lancet Migration
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

This series of situational and policy briefs summarises key practical and operational aspects of the COVID-19 response in relation to migrants and refugees. They include public health and policy recommendations and perspectives that build on the Lancet Migration Global Statement recommendations to ensure migrants and refugees: have access to healthcare; are included in prevention, preparedness and response; and are part of responsible and transparent public information strategies, during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are intended to be short briefs providing key information on particular migrant and refugee contexts and thematics, rather than fully comprehensive country or regional overviews. 

Situational and policy briefs have been authored by those working in academia, operational, or clinical areas of migration and COVID-19 and each has been expert reviewed. The briefs are hosted on the Lancet Migration website. Lancet Migration is a global collaboration between The Lancet and researchers, implementers, and others in the field of migration and health that aims to address evidence gaps and drive policy change building on the recommendations of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health published in December 2018. Situational and policy briefs represent the views of the authors.  They are up to date at the time of writing, but will be updated by authors at intervals as feasible. 


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