Look at Good Practice Examples in Health Practices, Health Policies and Integrations Made to Refugees During the Pandemic Process

Abstract of the Project

Natural and man-made disasters and crises occur constantly on earth. These crises are global public health problems that affect a large number of people. Thousands of people are dying or injured by war or crises. Survivors leave their homes and seek refuge in other cities or migrate to other countries and try to survive as asylum seekers or refugees. Those who are injured or surviving the war, people who have to migrate elsewhere, are negatively affected mentally and socially, especially physically. Since many people have to leave their physical and social environment, i.e. their natural habitat, where they feel safe, they also lack the psychosocial support necessary for the formation and maintenance of the state of well-being. In addition, victims of this humanitarian crisis are often deprived of the conditions to provide minimum living standards (housing, education, health, safety, work). In such cases, the presence of disadvantaged (asylum seeker, refugee, disabled) groups in the community can affect other groups and cause the state of social well-being to deteriorate. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and implement health policies that prioritize disadvantaged community groups, especially asylum seekers, to improve – raise and maintain the health level of society.

Today, more than 250 million people live as immigrants outside their home countries. With migration, new health problems can be moved to the migratory country. During the migration process, the health systems of the countries and countries that cross the route between the source country and the target country are also affected by this mobility. However, the problems of migrants who are physically and psychologically affected cannot be solved because the health system of the country they have just arrived in is not adequately prepared. Factors such as lack of health insurance, language barriers and low socioeconomic status affect migrants’ access and use of health care.

So you can get It will provide the opportunity to better manage the remaining process of the Covid-19 pandemic and our future in terms of public health by bringing good practice examples of health and psychosocial services for disadvantaged groups in disasters such as epidemic diseases to our country and sharing what is happening in our country with our partners. Young people will be promised in this field.

Project Goals

  • International partnerships, gaining experience and strengthening the capacities of our country and our partners;
  • Cooperation at the European level, developing & strengthening partnership networks;
  • Improving the transnational and cross-sectoral working capacity of organizations.
  • Increased cooperation between countries in the context of public health;
  • Dissemination of good sample practices;
  • To provide the project owner and partners with the ability to use new technologies better;
  • Developing innovative methods to social problems;
  • To gain the ability to prepare for possible similar experiences in the future of our world, such as the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • Improvements in refugee health and refugee psychosocial support systems in case of possible disasters such as pandemics;
  • Strengthening local governments in the context of data analysis and digitization;
  • Increase in awareness of the need to provide health services on ethical grounds taking into account disadvantaged groups, increase in awareness in terms of achieving justice in health services;
  • Establishing the processes related to obtaining and storing health data in an ethical framework and developing environmentally friendly methods.

Project Results

  • Project partners, project manager, local authorities, youth workers, young people and communities living in seven different countries are informed about the problems experienced by migrants during the pandemic;
  • Learning and reporting of what NGOS’ support systems for refugees were during the pandemic. Investigation of the compliance with ethical principles in health services for migrants during the pandemic process;
  • Investigation of access to psychosocial and health support for refugees and migrants;
  • In addition, the following activities will be carried out:
    • Providing solutions for psychosocial and health practices for refugees and migrants and sharing them with local authorities.
    • Developing a view of good practice examples from 7 different countries in the context of equal opportunity, digitization and data analysis in the integration of migrants.
  • In all meetings, activities will be carried out to evaluate the project and final reports will be written.
  • The project will take care of gender equality, and all fiction will be done on top of it. Allowing people who have never seen;
  • Conducting a field study and dissemination of data;
  • Sharing the project reports with the media and increasing their widespread impact;
  • Periodically holding an online immigrant health summit within the project owner Hayat Foundation, making presentations and discussions on the themes to be determined at these periodic summits.


Program Erasmus + (European Union)

Project Reference



01/05/2022 to 01/09/2023


16 months


  • Professor Idalina Santana Oliveira
  • Professor José Paulo Oliveira
  • Professor Ana Cunha


  • European Muslim Union – France
  • ARDA Beratung & Bildung GmbH – Germany
  • SNAGA MLADIH/YOUTH POWER – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Wise Academy – Sweden