This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration and health publications from 2006 to present where IOM was a primary contributor.
Publications include peer-reviewed scientific papers, technical reports, training guides/manuals, policy briefs/discussion papers, factsheets, newsletters, research reviews, conference and poster presentations. These are categorized by topic, author, country/region covered as well as by year, language and type of publication. The map reflects the countries covered by the publications.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter key word/s in the search box. Selecting a specific publication will lead to a ‘download’ link or link to the website where the document is housed. Here is the step-by-step guide for your reference.
Kenya is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious country, home to one of the largest refugee populations in Africa and some of the world’s oldest refugee camps. Ongoing policy developments are shaping migration management, and Kenya’s role and strategic location in East Africa highlight political evolutions that continue to structure migration systems in Kenya.
Migration trends and migrant characteristics: Irregular migration; Immigration; Temporary migration; Emigration;... Read more
In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.
The 2014... Read more
There has been increased interest in migration and migration policies in the last decade. Several developments at global, regional, subregional and national levels have raised migration issues to the forefront of the political and policy arenas, emphasizing the need for legal frameworks to curtail irregular migration and maximize the benefits of migration for national development.
At the international level, the 2005 Report of the Global Commission for International Migration, the 2006 and... Read more
Canada and IOM’s partnership is global in focus, diverse in thematic focus, and inclusive a growing number of Canadian stakeholders. This publication offers an overview of major areas of cooperation, and highlights key achievements and landmark steps in the evolution of our joint work. From facilitating the orderly migration of refugees and migrants to Canada to humanitarian and development programming, IOM and Canada have made significant strides since Canada joined as a Member State in 1951.... Read more
This report focuses on the conditions and risks of migration in Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. In particular, it focuses on the experiences of people who are on the move. The pattern of migration in this region is complex. No evidence was found to support the idea that large numbers of people are leaving their countries of origin with the intention of reaching Europe. The idea of crossing the Mediterranean to Europe often arose from disappointment at the conditions in neighbouring countries. Many... Read more
Michael Collyer, Elisa Pascucci, Bashair Ahmed, Markus Breines, Vanessa Laria
Manual/ Training Guide English
“Screening Chest X-ray Interpretation and Radiographic Techniques” is the outcome of three years work, produced as one of the objectives of the IOM Global Teleradiology Center to optimize the quality of radiology services in health assessment programmes. The guideline is prepared by IOM radiologists with long-time experience in radiology practice, teaching and screening chest X-ray interpretations in HAPs,with contributions from IOM Medical colleagues with long-term experience in health... Read more
Sifrash Meseret Gelaw
Policy Brief English
International labor migration has become a vital component in not only driving economic development for many Asian countries, but also in transforming traditional roles of parenting and caregiving practices for millions of children of migrant workers. While remittances, consistently sent home by migrant workers, are one of the highest sources of foreign exchange earnings for many countries, labor migration can also at times create a negative influence on health, break down family and social... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Sharika Peiris
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: One-in-ten Sri Lankans are employed abroad as International Labor Migrants (ILM), mainly as domestic maids or low-skilled laborers. Little is known about the impact their migration has on the health status of the children they ‘leave behind’. This national study explored associations between the health status of ‘left-behind’ children of ILM’s with those from comparative non-migrant families.
Methods: A cross-sectional study design with multi-stage random sampling was... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Puwalani Vidanapathiran, Sulochana Weerawarna, Buddhini Jayasekara, Gayani Pannala, Anushka Adikari, Kaushalya Jayaweera, Sharika Peiris, Sisira Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Nearly one-in-ten Sri Lankans are employed abroad as International migrant workers (IMW). Very little is known about the mental health of adult members in families left-behind. This study aimed to explore the impact of economic migration on mental health (common mental disorders) of left-behind families in Sri Lanka.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey using multistage sampling was conducted in six districts (representing 62% ofoutbound IMW population) of Sri Lanka. Spouses... Read more
Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kolitha Wickramage, Sisira Siribaddana, Puwalani Vidanapathiran, Buddhini Jayasekara, Sulochana Weerawarna, Gayani Pannala, AnushkaAdikar, Kaushalya Jayaweera, Sharika Pieris, Athula Sumathipala
Booklet/ Handbooks English
The ‘Personal Health Record’ was developed by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration with the support from the European Commission and the contribution from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. This is a personal document. It includes in one single document the health data and information that will help the health professionals get a comprehensive view of your health status and needs. You will keep this document with you to help you in... Read more
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