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Is there evidence of increased morbidity rates for minority and migrant groups?

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Discrimination, Equality
13/01/2012 - 04:17
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Qualitative Info

There is no such evidence. However, an Ombudsman investigation revealed that migrants fall victims to industrial accidents, and paritcularly fatal industrial accidents more often than Cypriot workers, as they are assigned to unsafe tasks and are often invisible to the labour office health and safety inspections. The relevant ombudsman report (dated  4 January 2012, ref. A/P 351/2011) shows that in 2010, 19.4% of victims of industrial accidents were EU citizens and 5,2% were third country nationals; also migrants were 11 out of 20 victims of fatal industrial accidents, which indicates that the rate of migrants falling victims to unsafe and unhealthy working environments is probably much higher, as many such accidents and especially those involving undocumented migrants, go unreported.

Data No quantitative data
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection
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