While migration itself is under normal circumstances not a risk for health, conditions surrounding the migration process, particularly the inequalities in access to health services and in social determinants of health, can increase vulnerability for ill health. Moreover, migrants are at risk of not receiving the same level of health care in the diagnosis, treatment and preventive services that the average population receives in host communities. Health care services are also not responsive enough to the specific needs of these groups.
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International Organization for Migration