Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Forced Migration


Earthquake and tsunami survivors line up to receive rice in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2004
Photo: Junior Chamber International (JCI)

The purpose of this module is to introduce you to information about Forced Migration and Health that is essential to a well-rounded public health professional.  If you take a course in Forced Migration at the Mailman School, then this information will help you engage actively with the faculty and other students.  If you never take a course in Forced Migration, you will still have core knowledge on the topic to apply in the situations you will study and in which you will work.

To learn how well you have retained the information presented in this module, continue on to the Forced Migration and Health exam.

Displaced Chechen children at the Karabulak tent camp in Ingushetia, Russian Federation. December 2000 Photo Credit: USCR/B. Frelick