Guidance – Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance

Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Date Published: 12/18/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 44-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, presents policy considerations for promoting refugee and migrant children’s health and well-being, and particularly their mental health. It includes an intersectoral approach that targets risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels. It emphasizes the important role of national/local governments in fostering or hindering equitable living conditions for refugee and migrant children in the areas of housing, healthcare services, and education.

URL:http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/migration-and-health/publications/2018/health-of-refugee-and-migrant-children-2018

Guidance – Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance

Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance

Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Date Published: 12/18/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 40-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, reviews the prevalence of some disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders in the context of migration. Based on the best available evidence regarding risk factors and areas for intervention, it identifies eight priority action areas for consideration by policymakers regarding the mental health of refugees and migrants. 

URL:http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/migration-and-health/publications/2018/mental-health-promotion-and-mental-health-care-in-refugees-and-migrants-2018

Guidance on Reception Conditions for Unaccompanied Children: Operational Standards and Indicators

Guidance on Reception Conditions for Unaccompanied Children: Operational Standards and Indicators

Source:European Union, European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Date Published: 12/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 82-page document was developed to support Member States in the implementation of key provisions of the Reception Conditions Directive, ensuring an adequate standard of living for unaccompanied children and taking into account their special reception needs. It describes the reception conditions of unaccompanied children as a particular vulnerable group, with chapters addressing their special needs, healthcare, and education.

URL:https://www.easo.europa.eu/news-events/new-easo-guidance-reception-conditions-unaccompanied-children