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A healthy start: a comparative analysis of health reception policies for asylum-seeking and refugee children in the Nordic countries

Policy documents 2020-02-12 17:12:53

This comparative overview examined policies and policy developments regarding the health reception of asylum-seeking and refugee children in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during 1980 to 2018. In all four countries, health reception initiatives mainly focus on infectious disease control and acute health-care needs, with less consideration of mental health.

Refugee and migrant children in Europe: overview of trends January–December 2018

Policy documents 2020-02-12 16:35:01

Factsheets are produced on a quarterly basis to provide up-to-date information on refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied and separated children, and to support evidence-informed decision-making and advocacy on issues related to refugee and migrant children. The factsheets compile key child-related data based on available official sources: arrivals, asylum applications, asylum decisions, arrival profiles, relocation programmes between European Union (EU) Member States, and returns from Greece to Turkey under the EU–Turkey Statement. This factsheet covers January–December 2018. Some 30 085 children arrived in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Spain, of whom 12 717 (42%) were unaccompanied or separated. Arrival of children overall in 2018 fell by 7% compared with 2017 (32 963). Out of the total number of children who sought international protection in Europe in 2018, almost 70% were registered in just three countries: Germany (78 280), France (24 135) and Greece (21 770).

UNHCR Public health annual global overview 2018

Policy documents 2020-02-12 16:27:16

UNHCR aims to ensure that all refugees are able to fulfil their rights to access essential public health services. Its public health programmes are guided by the Global Strategy for Public Health 2014–2018, which works to ensure that all refugees are able to enjoy their rights to access four broad subsectors of public health services: (i) primary and secondary health care; (ii) HIV prevention, protection, care and treatment, and reproductive health services; (iii) food security and nutrition; and (iv) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

Universal health coverage "leave no migrant behind"

Policy documents 2020-02-12 16:12:31

Migration is a social determinant of health. Throughout the migration process, migrants are exposed to a unique set of sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that may increase their risk of exposure to negative health outcomes, including communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Obstacles in accessing essential health care services include irregular immigration status, language barriers, discrimination, a lack of migrant-inclusive health policies and lack of affordable health services. Such disparities impact the well-being of migrant and host communities and undermine the realization of global health goals.

Migration health annual report 2018

Policy documents 2020-02-12 15:55:21

The report provides a snapshot of IOM's health activities in 2018. It illustrates its growing multidimensional migration health activities and partnerships and its commitment to advancing the health of migrants and their families worldwide, as well as supporting IOM Member States in addressing migration health challenges. It outlines actions to meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration health issues, encourage socioeconomic development through migration and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. Key achievements are given under three broad themes: (i) improved access to health services for migrants; (ii) outbreak preparedness and response; and (iii) international cooperation and global partnership in migration health.