Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Forced Migration

Learning Objectives

By the time you complete this module, you should be able to recognize and define key concepts related to forced migration, including types of emergencies, relevant international legal instruments, standard responses, and major actors in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Definitions

International legal instruments that apply in situations of forced migration

Basic facts about forced migrants in the world today

Standard responses to a humanitarian crisis - the emergency phase

Major actors in the humanitarian system

Conclusion