On 20 June we celebrate World Refugee Day, recognizing the strength and courage of the estimated 100 million people around the world who have had to flee their homes.
The health of refugees everywhere must be addressed. This entails attending to their immediate needs as well as helping countries build health systems that are sensitive to the reality of life for refugees, such as cultural and linguistic barriers.
In the context of the Ukraine war, WHO/Europe is supporting countries to provide comprehensive health services to refugees. This ranges from primary care and immunization to mental health and psychosocial support. In addition to the emergency response, WHO/Europe is offering countries technical advice and support, capacity-building, and regional policy development.
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