CMR WEBINAR Forced migrants accessing the healthcare system and social services
June 2, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
- Migration Policies Research Unit & Socio-Cultural Research Unit, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
- Unia Metropolii Miast Polskich
- Embassy of Switzerland in Poland
During the first three months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th 2022, over 6.7 million people left the country. Polish cities, NGOs and ordinary residents faced an unprecedented challenge in Europe’s post-war history to address their needs. Large cities, and increasingly also small towns learn how to respond to the needs of a growing population of 3.5 million forced migrants who crossed Polish borders, providing them with shelter, education, employment, healthcare system and social services. This series of CMR Webinars “Migration and Cities. Managing the crisis” aims at discussing major challenges experienced by Polish local administrations, NGOs and other stakeholders who serve forced migrants and identify solutions that worked well in other contexts.
The webinar “Forced migrants accessing the healthcare system and social services” will focus on facilitating the access of forced migrants to the healthcare system and social services First, the panellists engaged in services for forced migrants from Ukraine to Poland will discuss the main challenges they experience. Next, the panellists with expertise in migrants’ access to the healthcare system and social services from other countries will discuss the most successful tools they use, which could be lessons learned for Polish cities.