Migration and Health in the Americas

Migration has been a part of the experience of countries in the Region of the Americas at various moments throughout their history, as countries of origin, transit, or destination. Social and political conflict, food insecurity, natural disasters, climate change, environmental degradation, economic hardship, violence, and other adverse drivers and structural issues have hindered people from building healthy and sustainable livelihoods and compelled them to seek better living conditions elsewhere for themselves and their families. These adverse drivers and structural issues have given rise to evolving dynamics in migration within the Region.


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Migration has been a part of the experience of countries in the Region of the Americas at various moments throughout their history, as countries of origin, transit, or destination.

Social and political conflict, food insecurity, natural disasters, climate change, environmental degradation, economic hardship, violence, and other adverse drivers and structural issues have hindered people from building healthy and sustainable livelihoods and compelled them to seek better living conditions elsewhere for themselves and their families. These adverse drivers and structural issues have given rise to evolving dynamics in migration within the Region.



Recommended actions on migration and health in the Americas