Joint letter: Safe routes, compassion and fairness need to be at heart of Government’s approach to people seeking sanctuary
Following the tragic deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel – including children – it is time for serious action. We cannot stand by and let this Government’s harsh rhetoric and ill-thought-out approach go unchecked.
Doctors of the World intervene in migrant healthcare rights case in the High Court
Doctors of the World has provided evidence and legal arguments in an important case – about denying healthcare to people living in the UK without secure immigration status – which was heard in the High Court on 16 November 2021.
Open Letter to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid,Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Doctors of the World and The 3 million have written to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to raise our concern that people who received their COVID vaccinations abroad or in a pop-up/walk-in vaccination centre without an NHS number are not recognised by the NHS as vaccinated.
List of Multilingual Resources for Afghans
To support people from Afghanistan, Doctors of the World has compiled a list of resources for individuals and for professionals who are working with them. The official languages of Afghanistan are Pashto and Dari (which is a variation of Farsi), and we have also included Urdu as it has been reported that a number of caseworkers have been working with families to whom Urdu is their primary language.
New report reveals the extent of the barriers migrants face accessing healthcare during the pandemic
Doctors of the World (DOTW) and the University of Birmingham (UoB) have today published, Migration and Vulnerability during the Pandemic: Barriers to Wellbeing, which has revealed that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants reported higher levels of bad health and inadequate housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Putting migrant voices at the heart of our organisation
This Refugee Week, Doctors of the World are introducing the members of its National Health Advisors, an advisory group of people with lived experience of migration and healthcare exclusion, to ensure migrants have a greater influence over healthcare policy and practice.