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Global Social Governance and Health Protection for Forced Migrants

  • Alexandra KaaschEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter explores global social and health policies and governance concerning people in a situation of forced migration. The first section provides a description of the rights to social protection and the right to health as provisions of global social policy. In the second part, the focus will be on a mapping of key actors in the field of health care for forced migrants. This will be followed by a review of key processes and ideas on how to strengthen social health protection of forced migrants. Finally, the conclusions highlight the key characteristics of this area of global social and health policy and governance.

Keywords

Global social governance Social protection Health systems International organizations Social rights Forced migration 

Abbreviations

CRSR

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

GFMD

Global Forum on Migration and Development

HFA

“Health for All”

ICESCR

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ILO

International Labour Organisation

IOM

International Organisation on Migration

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

PHAME

WHO Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe

PHC

Primary Health Care

R202

ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation

SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

UN

United Nations

UHC

Universal Health Coverage

UNHCR

UN High Commissioner on Refugees

UN GA

United Nations General Assembly

WHA

World Health Assembly

WHO

World Health Organization

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of SociologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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