In the last years, a need has emerged among experts, practitioners and humanitarians to build capacity and awareness on Community Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support practices and processes in all emergencies and especially those brining to displacement.
This report was produced within the framework of the IOM’s EQUI-HEALTH project, in collaboration with Cost Action IS1103 ADAPT and the Migrant Policy Group (MPG), with the financial contribution of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health, Food Safety (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) and IOM.
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38 countries.
Following a preparatory first phase, which included information sessions for Congolese diaspora members living in NRW, this project encouraged experts from this group to participate in short term missions to the DRC in order to contribute to the development of public and private institutions in the educational, agricultural and health sectors.
The project will contribute to an enhanced management of the Assisted Voluntary return and reintegration of this particular group of migrants. IOM has the capacity to quickly assess and select the most appropriate return assistance packages, linking per-departure counselling, transportation and post arrival assistance.
This project will aim at assisting rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants currently living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by facilitating a successful return and sustainable reintegration into their country of origin.
This framework agreement aims at defining the roles of the Government of Belgium (GoB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), as regards their cooperation on the provision of refugee resettlement services. This framework agreement will apply to the pilot project, as set up by the Government of Belgium, related to the resettlement of 50 Iraqi refugees from Syria, Jordan and Al Tanf.
The objective of this project is to facilitate the safe and dignified travel of the refugees and provide pre-departure assistance to those refugees identified by the Government of Belgium to be resettled to Belgium over the course of 2014.