We invite the media and freelancers to join the round table aimed at promoting research entitled “COVID-19 – Challenges that face Refugees and Migrants in the Western Balkans” with an emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will be held in Sarajevo.
The aim of the research was to consider at the position of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in BiH during the COVID-19 pandemic, focused primarily on the personal experiences of the migrant population, and then on the experiences of relevant actors, ie. service providers, which led to several significant insights that resulted in recommendations in order to improve the prevention of COVID-19 for this multi-vulnerable and marginalized population, as well as access to health care in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.
The analysis was performed from several aspects – access to information, access to protective equipment, access to medical care, providing isolation, treatment of the migrant population and many other questions to which we get answers through research. In addition to the above, the research includes responses to pandemic conditions from actors who were directly involved in working with migrants, ie. state institutions, the NGO sector, and the attitude of the migrant population and their view of the responses of relevant actors related to them.
At the same time, the research was conducted in BiH, Serbia and Northern Macedonia, which will result in the publication of a unified research on this topic at the end of 2022.
Location: Hotel Hollywood, Ilidža
Date and time: March 16, 2022 at 13: 30-14.30
Research presentation: Melisa Hasanović, MA.Soc.
Moderator at the discussion: Lejla Smajić, Project Manager of IFS-EMMAUS.
“COVID-19 – Challenges that face Refugees and Migrants in the Western Balkans” with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina is the title of a study conducted by the International Forum of Solidarity- EMMAUS as part of a one-year project funded by The Balkan Trust for Democracy and USAID.
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