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.
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This publication looked at the relation between psychosocial support, conflict mediation and cultural activities in the context of the Syrian crisis. Developed in collaboration between the IOM Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section and the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa, and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation it contains two editions of the IOM-Lebanese University Master programme in Psychosocial Support and Dialogue and consists of a... Read more
Marie-Adele Salem, Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Oussama Safa
The psychosocial needs assessment that is described in his document was conducted in the period of twenty one days in April, 2015. The assessment took place in Adamawa State, and aimed at identifying self-perceived stress factors and coping mechanisms among the populations displaced to Yola, the Adamawa capital, due to the activities of the Boko Haram Insurgency, and to map existing services and provisions, to identify gaps to be covered.
Guglielmo Schinina’, Luana Giardinelli, Gladys Kios
The rapid psychosocial assessment, conducted between the 20th and the 28th of February aimed at identifying a) psychosocial needs and resources in the camps population, in order to determine the gaps to be addressed; b) the existing technical resources on a national level that could be mobilized to respond to the identified needs; and c) the coordination mechanisms available at a national level. The general objective was to inform IOM’s activities in the psychosocial domain in response to the... Read more
Guglielmo Schininà, Haley West
In 2010 an alleged disproportionately high number of suicides among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the US, and an equally alleged disproportionately high number of succeeded and attempted suicides among Bhutanese refugees in the camps in Nepal came to the attention of humanitarian and governmental agencies. The anecdotal nature of the reports, based mainly on media accounts, and the superficial nature of the proposed explanations to the phenomenon highlighted the need for an investigation into... Read more
Guglielmo Schininà, Sonali Sharma, Olga Gorbacheva, Anit Mishra
Kenya is currently experiencing both a generalized and a concentrated HIV epidemic. It has a national HIV prevalence of 6.3% and 1.3 million people between the ages of 15 to 64 across the country are living with HIV. According to the Kenya National AIDS Control Council (NACC), female sex workers (FSW) and their clients account for 14.1% of new infections. The Kenyan national response has recently started targeting research and programming efforts towards key population groups, and... Read more
IOM South Africa
The 12 January earthquake which struck the Haitian coast, followed by several other aftershocks, has greatly damaged various cities in Haiti. At the end of August 2010, the government and humanitarian community estimated that over 2 million people had been affected, 222,570 individuals died, with an estimated 80,000 corpses still missing; 188,383 houses were destroyed or partially damaged, and 1.5 million persons were still displaced in 1,368 settlement sites (OCHA-Humanitarian Bullettin, 30th... Read more
Amal Ataya, Patrick Duigan, Dorothy Louis, Guglielmo Schinina'
This “baseline paper” investigates current “psychosocial” intervention measures, while focusing on the mental and emotional well-being of trafficked persons, examining interpretations of “psychosocial” support and constructively critiquing the efficacy and breadth of such interventions. Moreover the study looks into the link between the provision of services and the actual needs and rights.
In 2007-2008 IOM, in coordination with UNICEF, a handful of International NGOs, the Jordanian Women Union and the Iraqi Youth League conducted an assessment on the psychosocial needs of Iraqis displaced in Jordan and Lebanon. The assessment included mapping, structured interviews with stakeholders and 200 families, and direct observations through an innovative methodology based on Hertz’s migration paradigms with a non medical focus. The results highlighted the necessity for psychosocial... Read more
Between December 2005 and November 2006, a team of researchers from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Department of Social Medicine from Harvard Medical School, carried out a Psychosocial Needs Assessment (PNA) in high conflict sub-districts across Aceh, in two phases. Phase 2, or Psychosocial Needs Assessment 2 (PNA2) conducted research in 75 high conflict villages in 11 districts throughout Aceh. The PNA2 report is an extension of the research for Psychosocial Needs... Read more
Mary-Jo DelVicchio Good, Byron Good, Jesse Grayman, Matthew Lakoma