Succesful elements in refugee support and learning through exchange
This study includes a literature review of successful elements in Dutch interventions that improve refugees' access to employment and mental health services and a report of exchange sessions between partners in the Netherlands and countries in regions of origin (Ethiopia and Jordan).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is actively involved in humanitarian and development programs in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. These include interventions aimed at access to employment and income and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for asylum seekers and refugees. Many actors in the Netherlands are working on similar themes. Although the context and scale differ, they face similar challenges. The purpose of this study is to share available knowledge with actors in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The study contributes to sharing knowledge and scaling up successful interventions in other parts of the world. This is in line with the commitments in the Global Compact on Refugees.