Strengthening refugee and migrant children's health status in Southern and South-Eastern Europe
UNICEF, co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union, is working to ensure that refugee and migrant children and their families
Refugee and migrant children and their families often have more health-related risks and face a number of barriers to accessing quality health care. Many children and families also live with severe emotional distress due to the trauma of fleeing home, undertaking dangerous journeys and experiencing abuse and exploitation, including sexual and gender-based violence. The global COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated these health challenges.
UNICEF, co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union, is working to ensure that refugee and migrant children and their families have access to quality health care and accurate health information in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia.
The project will help improve the health of refugee and migrant children by improving their access to lifesaving immunization, mental health and psychosocial support, gender-based violence prevention and response activities as well as maternal and newborn health care and nutrition support.