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Voluntary Repatriation of Liberian Nationals in Ghana (VRLN)

This project aims to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of Liberian refugees and their family members residing in Ghana. IOM will conduct “fit-to-travel” medical checks, carryout pre-departure formalities and provide air and ground transportation from Ghana to Liberia. Upon arrival in Liberia, assistance will include reception, overnight accommodation, meals and funds to take public transport to their final destination. Through separate funding, UNHCR will provide cash grants of USD 150 to each adult and USD 75 per child to each returning refugee.

Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan for Cote D'Ivoire and Neighbouring Countries (EHAP)

Program Support and Logistics: Transportation will be provided by IOM from the border crossing points to refugee camps and transit centres in Ghana as designated by UNHCR and the Government of Ghana. Specific emergency activities will include: 1) Emergency transportation assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, including the hiring of appropriate transport and arranging for escorts; 2) Pre departure health assessments for refugee and asylum seekers requiring transportation, including referrals for further health treatment.

Transportation and Medical Assistance of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Fleeing to Ghana and Ivory Coast (ETMAA)

The IOM Mission in Accra has formally been requested by UNHCR to provide support and ensure the safe transportation of refugees and asylum seekers from border areas to refugee camps. The project will focus on life-saving and core humanitarian activities essential to the dignity and wellbeing of these migrants and includes emergency transportation from border entry points to transit and refugee camps.

Emergency Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons and Communities Affected by the Floods in Ghana (EMAID)

The purpose of the project is to address the emergency needs of those affected by the June 2010 flooding which occurred in parts of Central, Greater Accra, Volta and Western regions of Ghana. The project focuses on supporting Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) efforts to meet the emergency needs of the affected population through the provision of non-food items. In coordination with NADMO, IOM will also conduct joint monitoring and evaluation exercises to identify strengths and gaps within the provision and delivery of NFIs.

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Return, and Reintegration of Ghanaian Children Victims of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Fishing Communities in the Volta Region

The project aims to register, rescue, rehabilitate, reintegrate and monitor an additional 20 trafficked children along the Volta Lake in the Volta Region of Ghana. This is due to the fact that even though some rescues have been done in the past by entities, reports reaching IOM from partners including the Ghana Police (GP) and Department of Social Welfare (DSW) states that there are still a lot of these child victims along the Lake.

Global Health Security Partner Engagement - Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally

Through this project, IOM will support the realization of CDC's main strategies and intended outcome to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other health threats. In line with IOM's HBMM framework across five African countries: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Challenges in the Reintegration of Return Migrants with Chronic Medical Conditions

This report provides insight into the lived reality of voluntary returnees with chronic medical conditions who returned to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ghana, UNSC resolution 1244-administered Kosovo, Mongolia and Morocco. The report was developed in the framework of the IOM project Measures to Enhance the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) of Migrants with a Chronic Medical Condition Residing in the EU. The project was funded by the European Return Fund Community Actions 2011 and co-funded by the Government of the Netherlands.

National Profile of Migration of Health Professionals – Ghana

Worldwide mobility of health professionals (MoHProf) is a growing phenomenon, impacting the health systems of receiving, transit, and sending countries. EU Member States are increasingly affected by these developments - which might occur simultaneously within the same country. Therefore, the need to develop European policies to adequately address these issues is urgent. At the same time, reliable and differentiated knowledge and findings as a basis for such policy are lacking.