Since being first detected in China, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the world, triggering a global pandemic with no viable cure in sight. As a result, national responses have focused on the effective minimization of the spread. Border control measures and travel restrictions have been implemented in a number of countries to limit the import and export of the virus. The detection of COVID-19 is a key task for physicians. The erroneous results of early laboratory tests and their delays led researchers to focus on different options.
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In this systematic review we are trying to answer these specific questions: What is the immunisation coverage among migrant populations in North Africa for key vaccines, and are there variations among migrant subpopulations? Where and by who are vaccines administered to migrant populations? What are the key delivery mechanisms (IOM, NGOs, government structures)? What are the barriers and facilitators to migrant populations accessing vaccines in this region?
Enhancing the protection of vulnerable migrants in Tunisia through emergency assistance and support to health surveillance and service providers.
This proposed action aims at taking a comprehensive, but tailored, approach in tackling this situation more effectively: On one side through enhancing the access for vulnerable people and those ending up in distress along the CMR, providing immediate humanitarian assistance by NGOs/CSOs or concerned governmental institutions, on the other side through improving the mechanisms for international cooperation and collaboration of concerned border authorities to tackle more efficiently and effectively health security issues, transnational criminal networks, causing death and so much harm to so m
Targeting stranded irregular migrants in Libya as well as officials and staff of the Libyan ministries/agencies with migration management functions, the Action will strengthen Libya's capacities to address irregular transit migration in a humane and orderly manner. This will be achieved through the enhancement of temporary reception centres, the provision of improved health services to stranded migrants and the establishment of a substantial assisted voluntary return programme with meaningful reintegration components for selected countries of origin.
In line with IOM’s Internal Guidance Notes and its standards of cooperation with Tunisian institutions and international agencies (Tunisian Government, local authorities, Tunisian Red Crescent, UNHCR) and with its expertise in providing in-kind assistance to migrant in needs in respect of human rights and safety, the project to be implemented by IOM aims at the following objectives: 1. Provide migrants rescued at sea with decent humanitarian conditions for migrant’s stay, that meets international humanitarian standards. 2.
This project is intended to promote a solution for the remaining population in the Choucha camp, assisting 300 Third Countries Nationals (TCNs) who do not qualify for refugee status to return home voluntarily, and to reintegrate in their communities. IOM’s assistance in Tunisia will comprise counseling of TCNs prior to departure, transportation from Choucha to their country of origin and reintegration assistance upon return. In addition, IOM will coordinate pre-departure medical assessments, when necessary, and the issuance of travel documents.