Towards Improving Forced Migrant Access to Health and Psychosocial Rights in Urban South Africa: A Focus on Johannesburg

This issue brief is a quick reference guide regarding urban forced migrant access to their legally guaranteed health and psychosocial rights in Johannesburg. This issue brief highlights that policies designed to protect the health and psychosocial rights of urban forced migrants are not being effectively implemented in Johannesburg. This results in urban forced migrants experiencing multiple "daily stressors" that negatively affect their emotional wellbeing, increasing the demand for psychological support.


Jo Vearey

Jo Vearey is an associate professor at the university of Witwatersrand and a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society. Her research interests are in migration and health; public health; and urban health.

Lorena Nunez

Lorena Nunez is a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society. She holds a PhD in medical anthropology from Leiden University.

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