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Health and Illness in Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees Arriving at Europe's Shores: Analysis of the Electronic Personal Health Record System in Seven Countries

Background: The electronic Personal Health (ePHR) Record is a health information system for newly arriving migrants that has been implemented in seven European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia). This is a cross-sectional study of all migrants who attended as part of the health assessment programme established in the reception centres between 2016 and 2019 that provides a comprehensive overview of illness and health in the migrant cohort.

High prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in repatriation flights to Greece from three European countries

Passengers on repatriation flights to Greece from the UK, Spain and Turkey were screened with oropharyngeal swabs on arrival for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Despite almost all passengers being asymptomatic, many tested positive (3.6% from UK, 6.3% from Spain and 6.3% from Turkey), indicating widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in these countries. ᄅ International Society of Travel Medicine 2020. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

Nutritional profile of Syrian refugee children before resettlement

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

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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.