New Walled Order: How barriers to basic services turn migration into a humanitarian crisis

Around the world, migrants, especially irregular migrants, increasingly face barriers to accessing essential services that are indispensable to their survival and basic dignity, such as health care, shelter, food and legal assistance. There are a range of factors that prevent this access, including outright exclusions but also more indirect factors, such as fears of arrest, detention and deportation, prohibitively high service costs, and language issues.