Research on health needs among Syrian refugees in Greece

 ASB’s implementing partner on ECHO funded project, WAHA International, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Harvard Medical School, will be conducting research on health needs among Syrian refugees in Greece in March, April and May. A team of researchers from WAHA, with experience in Greece and in other humanitarian settings, will be conducting focus group discussions and individual interviews with refugees and stakeholders at camps in and around Thessaloniki and on the islands of Chios, Kos, and Leros. Funded in part by The World Bank and in part by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), the research aims to understand the impact of displacement on health, mental health and also risks of violence, in particular intimate partner violence, among asylum seekers in Greece. The qualitative data will be analyzed and shared with stakeholders in order to inform programs and policies.

Activities regarding Gender Based Violence are organized in camps daily and one Focus Group with women already took place in a calm environment in hotel in Asprovalta.  More activities to come in the nearest future. 

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