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Arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2019, DG ECHO Daily Map 28/10/2019

European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, (2019)

COMPENDIUM of health system responses to large-scale migration in the WHO European Region

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Europe, (2018)

The scale of international migration in the WHO European Region has increased substantially in the last decade. The dynamics of large-scale migration pose specific challenges and opportunities to health systems, and responses will differ from country to country. Strengthening health system responses is one of the priority areas in the 2016 Strategy and action plan for refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region. Its agreed actions include the identification and mapping of practices for developing and delivering health services that respond to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. This compendium aims to collect and present some of these practices in the form of case studies. Selected in 2016, the case studies reflect experience from different levels of administration in a variety of European countries, and during the different phases of the migration journey.

Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Europe, (2018)

No Public Health without Refugee and Migrant health. This report, the first of its kind, creates an evidence base with the aim of catalysing progress towards developing and promoting migrant-sensitive health systems in the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region and beyond. This report seeks to illuminate the causes, conse-quences and responses to the health needs and challenges faced by refugees and migrants in the Region, while also providing a snapshot of the progress being made across the Region. Additionally, the report seeks to identify gaps that require further action through collaboration, to improve the collection and availability of high-quality data and to stimulate policy initiatives

Health of refugees and migrants. WHO Region Europe 2018

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Europe, (2018)

Regional situation analysis, practices, experiences, lessons learned and ways forward.

Health of older refugees and migrants

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Europe, (2018)

Technical guidance. This technical guidance aims to inform policy and practice development specifically related to improving the health of older refugees and migrants within the European Union and the larger WHO European Region. Both ageing and migration are in themselves complex multidimensional processes shaped by a range of factors at the micro, meso and macro levels over the life-course of the individual, but also with intertwined trajectories. Relevant areas for policy-making include healthy ageing over the life-course, supportive environments, people-centred health and long-term care services, and strengthening the evidence base and research

Public Health Aspects of Mental Health Among Migrants and Refugees: A Review of the Evidence on Mental Health Care for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants in the WHO European Region

Stefan Priebe, Domenico Giacco, and Rawda El-Nagib., Eds.: World Health Organization WHO; Regional Office Europe, (2016)

Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report, No. 47 The increasing number of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants poses a challenge for mental health services in Europe. This review found that these groups are exposed to risk factors for mental disorders before, during and after migration. The prevalence rates of psychotic, mood and substance use disorders in these groups are variable but overall are similar to those in the host populations; however, the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder in refugees and asylum seekers are higher. Poor socioeconomic conditions are associated with increased rates of depression five years after resettlement. These groups encounter barriers to accessing mental health care. Good practice for mental health care includes promoting social integration, developing outreach services, coordinating health care, providing information on entitlements and available services, and training professionals to work with these groups. These actions require resources and organizational flexibility

Greece Accomodation update March 2019

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2019)

By the end of February 2019, UNHCR had created 25,799 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,427 apartments and 18 buildings, in 14 cities and 6 islands across Greece.

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