UN agencies in Albania work together to support Albania manage mixed migration flows
- The joint project funded by Norway aims to improve capacities of local institutions to managing mixed migration flows.
Under the SDG Acceleration Funding mechanism and with the support of Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, six UN agencies in Albania, namely, UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UN Women, WHO and UNFPA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and Albanian State Police are working together to improve the capacities of local institutions to be better equipped and skilled to identify, refer and run proper case-management of persons with specific needs (UASC, SGBV, VoT/PVoT, persons with – physical and/or mental – disabilities, etc.) in mixed migration flows (refugees/asylum seekers/migrants).
In a recent online workshop through December 17-18, 2020 with BMP, AT Police, National Agency for Child Rights and Child Protection, Municipal Social Services, Health Institutions, Caritas, People’s Advocate and other NGOs in Korça and Gjirokastra, participants discussed and addressed the concerns, challenges and the way forwards. UN Agencies involved in this project have ensured to continue to support all stakeholders through their expertise, on-the-job trainings and other activities.