People on the move during COVID-19 – revised guidance

This brief guidance note provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of people on the move globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this document, the term “people on the move” refers to any refugee, migrant, and displaced person (1) that is transiting over a specific migration route, (2) as opposed to refugees, migrants, and displaced people who reside in refugee, migrant, and IDP camps or who are settled in a specific country. It accompanies the existing guidance note: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe but has been adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. It complements existing MHPSS Guidance and Resources for COVID-19 by describing key principles and appropriate interventions that should be used to guide the design and organization of services and/or the provision of direct assistance to people on the move.

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