Health and lifestyle - People without valid residence documents
Health and lifestyle
Living without a residence permit causes a lot of uncertainty and stress. Undocumented migrants often have to deal with exploitation. Many do not want to mention an address or are registered for fear that the data will end up with the police or the judicial authorities. Some of them are homeless. Almost all undocumented migrants have continuous financial worries. Their living conditions are often poor. They often feel rushed. Depression is common.
The most common disorders are skin disorders, digestive and urinary tract complaints, psychological problems, tuberculosis and STDs.
Because undocumented migrants do not have health insurance, they have to pay the bills themselves. With low bills, that sometimes works, but with expensive care it doesn't work. As a result, they often postpone going to the doctor or dentist. Repeated visits to a hospital often cause practical and financial problems, especially with a large travel distance and high travel costs.