Greece

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GR

Nutritional profile of Syrian refugee children before resettlement

Abstract
Background
The year 2015 marked the highest number of refugees globally and included record numbers of Syrians moving to neighboring countries. Half of the Syrians were children aged ≤18 years. Our study sought to examine undernutrition and overnutrition among a group of Syrian refugee children who underwent medical screening by IOM for resettlement.
Methods

The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries

Abstract 
 
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. 
 

Open Centre for Migrants Registered for Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration (OCAVRR) - Greece

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) the Ministry of Public Order and Citizens Protection (MPOCP) propose to pilot a 24 month project that will provide shelter to migrants in Greece who have registered with IOM Greece’s “Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration Programme” (AVRR) and who have no place to stay until their departure.

Supporting Organisations that Assist Migrant Asylum Seeking Population in Greece

The purpose of the programme is the management and implementation of a scheme to distribute EEA (European Economic Area) funds to non-government organizations (NGOs), in Greece. The programme will support NGOs who run reception centres for vulnerable asylum seekers, especially unaccompanied minors in Greece and NGOs that wish to run such centers. The aim is to increase the quantity and the quality of the reception centers managed by NGOs to this target group. The reception centers must offer services like legal counselling, medical care, interpretation and/or educational activities.

The Transfer of 100 Unaccompanied/Separated Children in Need of International Protection from Greece to the United Kingdom

Through this action, IOM will support the Government of Greece to transfer 100 beneficiaries. When applicants are selected for the scheme by Greek and UK authorities, IOM Greece will be responsible for all pre-departure activities including pre-departure information and orientation, completion of BIA procedure in Greece, health assessments, transportation and flight arrangements, escorting and movement management to ensure a safe and dignified transfer of the beneficiaries to the UK.

Transfer of 50 Unaccompanied-Separated Children in Need of International Protection from Greece to the UK

IOM will support the Government of Greece to relocate 50 beneficiaries over a period of four (4) months from 1 September - 31 December 2016. When applicants are selected for the scheme by the Greek authorities and the UK, IOM Greece will be responsible for all pre-departure activities including pre-departure information and orientation, completion of BIA procedure in Greece, health assessments, transportation and flight arrangements, escorting and movement management to ensure a safe and dignified transfer of the beneficiaries to the UK.

Relocation Programme from Greece to other EU Member States for Beneficiaries in Clear Need of International Protection-Greece

Through this action, IOM will support the Government of Greece to relocate 66.400 beneficiaries. When applicants are selected for the relocation scheme by the Greek authorities and the Member State of Relocation, IOM Greece will be responsible for all pre-departure activities including pre-departure information and orientation, health assessments and flight arrangements and movement management to ensure a safe and dignified transfer of the beneficiaries to the Member State of Relocation.

Development Indicators for the Evaluation of Policies Related to the Integration of Third-Country Nationals (TCNs) into Greek Society (DIMEGS)

This project aims at evaluating the existing integration policies institutionalized by the Greek administration and implemented by relevant entities as regards third country nationals, and proposing ways to improve them. The evaluation of these policies will be made through the development of relevant indicators, in six broad categories: labour market, housing, health and social welfare, education, socio-cultural and psychological adaptation of migrants, social and political participation.

Elaboration and Publication of Info Guide for Third Country Nationals with Disabilities, Greece (EPIGT)

The call for proposal issued by the Hellenic Ministry of the Interior as part of project package requests the creation and distribution of a bilingual Information Guide (in Greek and Albanian) for third-country nationals with disabilities legally residing in Greece. Sixty-six per cent of these third-country nationals are Albanian, and this community therefore is a priority in terms of initiating activities to facilitate migrant access to healthcare and social protection.

Psychological and Social Support for Syrian Citizens Affected by the Humanitarian Crisis in Greece

The Project aims at reinforcing provision of psychosocial assistance and cultural mediation in RICs in the islands and life and work skills of UMCs residing in the specialized accommodation facilities in the mainland through offering vocational training opportunities tailored to their interests and needs.