2nd global consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
Migration has been at the forefront of our digital screens and political discussions in recent years. The number of people who migrated across international borders surged by 41 percent in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, 21 million of which were refugees. Internal migration is estimated at 740 million people worldwide. Migration continues to evolve and to become more complex through increased mixed migration flows comprised of many categories of migrants, involving both traditional and new countries of origin, transit and destination. Additionally, the socio-economic, bio-environmental and political context within which modern migration takes place keeps changing, determining new challenges and areas of opportunity, including in the health sector, towards the realization of migration as an effective poverty-reduction and development-enabling factor.