Supportive services for third country nationals under alien policing procedure

Project duration
Responsible for the project
Jávor Kata
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

Aliens under Removal Procedure are detained in Removal Centres for several months or even a year. These centres in Kiskunhalas, Nyírbátor, Győr and Budapest are operated by the Hungarian Police. During the detention period the physical and mental condition of the detainees is deteriorating continuously.

The aim of the project is to mitigate the effects of the conditions in removal centres. Social workers provide information and individual counselling to foreigners with the aim of encouraging sustainable return to the country of origin.

We are trying to reduce the stress, minimize the psychological deterioration, provide authentic and client-focused information on return procedures, to represent our clients' interests during the immigration process and identify vulnerable people and provide them with proper treatment.

We also facilitate community activities for detanies with the aim of structuring their time, and making confinement more bearable.

Psychologists provide psychological counseling to traumatized individuals, give them advice, in order to reduce psychological and physical deterioration. The necessary medication is provided by psychiatrists.

The project is carried out in partnership with the Hungarian National Police..