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Since the closure of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp in France in October 2016, Belgium has seen a slow but steady rise of migrants and refugees in need of healthcare and mental support.

Refugee assistance

Médecins Sans Frontières has developed several activities in Belgium to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees. In collaboration with several other organisations, we set up a ‘humanitarian hub’ at the Gare du Nord, near Maximilian Park, in Brussels. Here, vulnerable people are offered a complete package of services, including medical care, contact tracing, legal advice, and housing assistance. 

Humanitarian HUB, Brussels

MSF projects aim to offer mental health counselling to asylum seekers in transit through the country. The MSF teams provide psychosocial support mental health screening, counselling and psychoeducation, as well as cultural briefings and social and recreational activities to reinforce social networks. 

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