Development cooperation ,04.12.2017

Fostering health and protection to vulnerable migrants transiting through Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen


IOM's (International Organization for Migration) project aims to support and fill the gaps of the national and local actors of Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya in migration management with a focus on improving health and protection to migrants. IOM will implement in each target country a range of activities such as direct assistance to migrants in need of medical and humanitarian assistance, assistance to national authorities to respond to and manage the health needs of migrants and their host communities in migrant-dense areas, and capacity building of governmental and non-governmental health structures to deliver quality, “migrant-friendly” health care services. Priority is given to the most vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking, women, victims of sexual and gender based violence, and unaccompanied and separated children. In addition, IOM will enhance the regional dialogue and cooperation on migration issues. The project is continuation to project that started in 2015. During the project more than 56 000 migrants have been assisted, more than 300 government officials, non-governmental actors and health care practitioners have been trained on migration and thousands of migrants have been sensitized on health issues. Finland's support for project (2018-2020) is 2 600 000 Euros.

Funding decision  04.12.2017

2 600 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Health education 50%
  • Human rights 50%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Kansainvälinen siirtolaisuusjärjestö



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