During the high-level segment of the Third Global Consultation on the Health of Refugees and Migrants, and more precisely on June 13, the Rabat Declaration was adopted by ministers and government representatives. It is a political declaration “to strengthen the global commitment to improve the health of refugees and migrants”.

The declaration calls on supporting countries to commit to the health of migrants and also “reaffirms the right of every human being, including refugees and migrants, to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization, affirmed: “Refugees and migrants face significant threats to health, and significant barriers to accessing the health services they need. Protecting the health and dignity of refugees and migrants during their often-dangerous journeys, and in the countries hosting them, is a matter of human rights, and human decency. Because health for all means all, including refugees and migrants.”

More information can be found here: Rabat Declaration adopted to improve refugee and migrant health