Migration and COVID-19 Resource Platform

Our resource platform on migration and COVID-19 hosts a series of Migration and COVID-19 situational and policy briefs from migration contexts  globally.

 

We have also released our Global Statement on Migration and COVID-19 and a Call to Action for urgent inclusion of migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response.

Launch of Lancet Migration 

On February 5th 2020 a panel discussion and event marked the start of: 'Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health'. The Lancet Migration global collaboration is a new 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.  The full recording of the event can be viewed here. To learn more about how to engage with Lancet Migration visit here.

2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health

 

The 2018 UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health including commentaries and associated publications can be found here.  For interactive figures from the report please click here. The Commission addresses one of the defining issues of our time and presents evidence based approaches to inform public discourse and policy to address migration as a global health priority, including proposing recommendations for maximising the health of all people on the move. It is the result of a two-year project led by 20 leading experts from 13 countries, and with 46 contributing authors on the final report and is the most comprehensive review of the available evidence on migration and health to date.

Policy and public engagement

 

Over the last year the Commission has held a series of national, regional and international research and policy events, and has made official interventions at the Global Compact for Migration, the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly. A series of regional policy roundtables and consultations on universal health coverage and migration were organised between January-September 2019, from which policy briefs were produced, such as this one from the Southern African region.

News

April 2020

COVID-19 Global Statement & Call to Action

 

Our April 2020 Global Statement 'Leaving no one behind in the COVID-19 Pandemic: a call for urgent global action to include migrants & refugees in the Covid-19 response' was published in the Lancet and the full statement can be accessed here.  Join our Global Call to Action for urgent inclusion of migrants & refugees in the COVID-19 response here.  

February 2020

Launch of Lancet Migration

A commentary published in The Lancet marked the start of the Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health in January 2020, as well as a panel discussion and event on 5 February 2020 at University College London. The recording of the panel can be viewed here.

April-August 2020

Migration and COVID-19 Briefs

 

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. They include public health and policy recommendations and perspectives that build on the Lancet Migration Global Statement to include migrants and refugees in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Visit here for more details.

March 2020

Latin American Regional Hub Formed

The Lancet Migration Regional Hubs are currently being formed, working closely with regional collaborating institutions and stakeholders and following principles of regional consultation to form links between academia, civil society and public policy.​  The Latin American Regional Hub was launched on March 4th 2020 in Peru and a series of events have been held since. Visit here for details.

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