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How stigmas impact refugee and migrant health

People who migrate or flee their homes experience major health barriers, a new WHO report shows. These barriers can be exacerbated by stigmas — some of which are imposed by health care providers, and some by society.

Long migration routes — like the one from Venezuela to Chili — can cause severe, long-lasting physical and mental stress(Takayuki Fuchigami/AP Images/picture alliance)
Long migration routes — like the one from Venezuela to Chili — can cause severe, long-lasting physical and mental stress(Takayuki Fuchigami/AP Images/picture alliance)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 10:15 AM IST

Portugal to speed up visa issuance to attract workers, students, digital nomads

Portugal's minister for parliamentary affairs Ana Catarina Mendes said that a new type of visa has been created, the work-seeker visa, which allows entry into Portuguese territory of foreign nationals looking to work for up to 180 days.

A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A319-100 plane lands at Lisbon's airport. Portugal to speed up visa issuance to attract workers, students, digital nomads (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo)
A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A319-100 plane lands at Lisbon's airport. Portugal to speed up visa issuance to attract workers, students, digital nomads (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 09:29 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Lisbon

Owaisi's dig at BJP after migrant workers' unclaimed bicycles auctioned in UP 

Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Sadar in Saharanpur Kinshuk Srivastava said ₹21.2 lakh collected through the auction of the bicycles was deposited in the state exchequer.

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI file)
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI file)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 05:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

'Have time to watch ‘Kashmir Files’ but…': Baghel's attacks BJP on J&K killings

On Thursday, 26-year-old bank employee from Rajasthan, Vijay Kumar, was shot dead at his office in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. Hours later, two migrant labourers from Bihar and Punjab were shot at in the same region. The labourer from Bihar succumbed to his injuries later.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. (HT File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. (HT File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 06:52 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks status of benefits given to migrant workers

The court issued the directions on an application moved by three civil rights activists – Harsh Mander, Anjali Bhardwaj and Jagdeep Chhokar – in January this year, alleging non-compliance of the orders by the top court last year.

The Supreme Court’s judgment on June 29, 2021, in a suo motu case concerning the plight of migrant workers amid the Covid -19 pandemic, directed the Centre and states to provide dry ration and set up community kitchens for migrant workers (HT file photo)
The Supreme Court’s judgment on June 29, 2021, in a suo motu case concerning the plight of migrant workers amid the Covid -19 pandemic, directed the Centre and states to provide dry ration and set up community kitchens for migrant workers (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 12:39 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi
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