This assessment tool is to support municipalities and local authorities in identifying the risks and vulnerabilities that refugees and migrants face and to identify gaps where possible methods to minimize the impact of the pandemic exist so that they can be prioritized within local policy processes. Specific challenges arise from the increased diversity in health determinants, needs and health-seeking cultures and behaviours of these populations: many refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations tend to live and work in crowded settings; experience inadequate access to water, sanitation, housing and other basic services; and often lack adequate access to health care. Given this context, a migrant-sensitive municipality is essential to promote the health and well-being of refugees and migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Region/Country (by coverage)
WHO Regional Office for Europe