Social exclusion, othering, and refugee health policy
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Reidpath, D.D. and Allotey, P. (2019) ‘Social exclusion, othering, and refugee health policy’, in D. D. Reidpath and P. Allotey, The Health of Refugees. Oxford University Press, pp. 39–53. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198814733.003.0003.
In this chapter, the authors outline the layers of disadvantage that exist for refugees within the context of national policies that restrict their access to services, including health care and social services, in countries where they hope to seek refuge, despite the existence of long-standing international conventions on the rights of refugees and other displaced persons. The chapter explores theories that entrench othering and social exclusion of these populations. The authors also outline the potential entry points to addressing the health of refugees and other migrants as a result of recent initiatives offered through the Sustainable Development Agenda and universal health coverage.