Global Social Governance and Health Protection for Forced Migrants

  • Alexandra KaaschEmail author


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.


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



Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees


Global Forum on Migration and Development


“Health for All”


International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


International Labour Organisation


International Organisation on Migration


Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development


WHO Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe


Primary Health Care


ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation


Sustainable Development Goals


United Nations


Universal Health Coverage


UN High Commissioner on Refugees


United Nations General Assembly


World Health Assembly


World Health Organization


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of SociologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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