Globally we are facing a dramatic increase in forceful displacement and migration. Among displaced populations, those who are on the move face greater difficulties in accessing MHPSS services. Not being in a specific location, whether in an urban setting, a refugee or IDP camp, people on the move lack continuity of services along the migration route, which leads to chronification of existing and acquired conditions, and an overall increased difficulty in accessing efficient treatments.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services (MHPSS) are life saving for those who have experienced extreme adversity before and during displacement. This innovation seeks to identify viable solutions to create continuum of MHPSS care along migration routes. It focuses on children and their families on the move within the wider context of forced displacement, thereby contributing solutions to a large proportion of a highly vulnerable, rapidly-growing population that require access to MHPSS across a wide range of humanitarian contexts.
This innovation will tackle the complex challenges of ensuring access to seamless MHPSS Cross-Border Care to populations on the move passing through multiple geographies and healthcare/social service systems. It will tackle issues that prevent scaling, quality and access to Cross-Border Care.