Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe, the journey is marked by high levels of abuse, trafficking and exploitation.
The Equi-Health project was designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division (MHD) and co-financed under the 2012 Work Plan, within the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008–2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
IOM believes the most successful resettlement programs provide not only much needed international protection for the most vulnerable but also provide a path to successful integration into new societies. IOM works closely with governments, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), non-government organizations and other partners, such as e.g. airlines, to enable resettlement.
The report ‘Health Mediation models in the EU: Example of good practices’ compiles health mediation models from participating project partner countries to the Regional Intervention on "Health Mediation and the Roma", launched within this framework and in line with the priorities identified at the Regional Consultative Meeting & Expert Working Group “Health in the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: Implementation, Challenges and the Way Forward” (Sofia, May 2013) and the Expert Working Group “Health Mediation and the Roma” (Huelva, September 2013, as part of the Confe
The European Commission yesterday adopted a Recommendation and Renewed Action Plan for EU member states to consider in their procedures to return men, women and children staying irregularly in the EU to their countries of origin or transit. It encourages member states to undertake swift returns, which limit basic safeguards and rights that should be guaranteed to all migrants, including in cases involving children.