Health for all migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author/s: Cabieses B, Bernales M, van der Laat C
Language: English
Publication Type: Scientific Report (Journal)(External)

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Latin America and the Caribbean has faced inconsistent human rights and health protection for migrants in the past, just as much as other regions. For example, in Chile, about 70% of immigrants come from other Latin America and the Caribbean countries (representing 2·7% of the total population of Chile), and a third of them are estimated to be undocumented or socioeconomically vulnerable. These migrants tend to work in informal jobs and to live in poor quality, overcrowded buildings. Undocumented migrants have limited access to health care and many of them fear using the health-care system when required.

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