IOM Expands Migration Health Assessment Efforts in Lviv
With the outbreak of unprecedented internal and external displacement, IOM Ukraine continues to facilitate migration health assessments for several countries.
After the shelling started hitting the capital Kyiv, the operation of the IOM clinic was unsafe for visitors and staff, consequently, the provision of health assessments was put on hold. In order to ensure continuity of service provision for persons in need, the IOM Migration Health Division expanded its operation in Lviv with a local partner and is currently providing migration health assessment services twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday.
Since the beginning of the war, IOM has provided health assessment services to more than 250 people for their safe migration. IOM is resuming migration health assessment services in Lviv for other countries, as per request of resettlement countries.
“We are glad to be able to assist people in need, especially during such difficult times,” said Ivan Froes, Migration Health Project Officer.
The majority of the clients processed by IOM are undergoing health assessments for migration journeys planned before the war. Now they are glad to have the opportunity not to postpone their travel and take the advantages of migration experience for work, reuniting with their family and friends, etc. There are also those who decided to migrate amid the war and are now undergoing assessments, hoping to find safety abroad.
Contacts for the IOM Migration Health Department:
Tel: 050 028 62 58 (Viber)
For the Canadian Programme in Lviv: 080 020 01 12