Health of refugees and migrants: Practices in addressing the health needs of refugees and migrants- WHO Region of the Americas (solo en inglés)


WHO Region of the Americas

CONTEXT Bolivia has mainly been characterized as a country of origin of international migrants. The 2012 National Census on Population and Housing reported that 489,559 Bolivians were living abroad, most of them in Argentina and Spain.1 The Census reported 105,896 persons came into Bolivia from 2007 to 2012, of which 30,095 were born abroad and the rest were born in the country but resided abroad and returned to the country during this period. The country has also been home to refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries (the majority from Peru, Colombia, and Chile).2 In 2016, Bolivia was home to 778 refugees and two asylum seekers.3 That same year, the Bolivian government implemented a resolution to simplify procedures for the naturalization of refugees and stateless persons.