However emergency medical care shall be provided to everybody.

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In order to support migrants’ children and their families it is crucial to develop cooperation among different branches of policies, educational establishments, social services, and asylum and immigration services. The content of education has to ensure respect for diversity, intensive state language courses and e-programs for recently arrived migrant pupils, adjusted study methods and programs as well as informative materials for parents. It is vital to prevent segregation and facilitate progress of migrant pupils.
Migrant pupils with special needs are evaluated by the state medical pedagogical commission which recommends studies in educational institutions adjusted for pupils with motion, hearing, vision and language disabilities.

The Asylum Law and normative acts of the Cabinet of Ministers provides the right to receive an asylum in the Republic of Latvia. The status of an asylum seeker is granted by the Office of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of the Interior. Education to under aged asylum seekers is provided by the Ministry of Education and Science.
Under aged asylum seekers:
·        obtain the obligatory primary education  to the age of 18;
·        can continue studies after the age of 18;
·        have additional lessons of Latvian;
·        receive financial support to purchase study books;
·        get individual tutoring classes;
·        if asylum seekers’ children attend minority schools they study their native language.

From January 2008 to December 2009 acquisition of secondary school education has been ensured to 7 minor asylum seekers.

In 2010 the Ministry of Education and Science has been developing adaptation program for under-aged asylum seekers, guidelines for pedagogues and informative materials for parents. The program provides for an additional number of Latvian language lessons, social science subjects and individual tutoring classes.
The programs, guidelines and informative materials are financed within the framework of the European Solidarity and Migration Flow Monitoring Program 2007-2013. 

The Ministry of Education and Science completes an agreement with the educational establishment attended by the particular under aged asylum seeker. The Ministry of Education and Science allocates additional funding from the state budget for the pedagogues remuneration and purchase of study aids for asylum seekers. 
Upon entering an educational establishment an under-aged asylum seeker submits education documents (if available) and an application. According to the established procedure the principal has to admit a pupil who has studied abroad. The principal is entitled to claim from the pupils documents that certify the content of their education and the evaluation of their progress. If necessary, the school can test the pupil’s knowledge to decide on the appropriate grade for the pupil. Upon agreement with the parents of the child, the school can take additional measures to facilitate studies of the child in Latvia such as, for example, individual consultations.

The Ministry of Justice is in charge of the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals under the Programme of Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows in Latvia. The activities implemented within the framework of annual programmes of the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals under the Programme of Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows promotes access of third-country national immigrants to language training, labour market and public services.

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