This publications portal is a repository of all IOM migration 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 keyword/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.
Internal and International Migration and its Impact on the Mental Health of Migrants. In: Moussaoui D., Bhugra D., Tribe R., Ventriglio A. (eds) Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Thomas Eliyahu Zanghellini
This chapter describes the facts and figures of today’s migration patterns and briefly presents the limits and findings of the existing research on the impact of different forms of migration on the mental health of migrants. The article aims at promoting a rights-based approach to migrants’ access to mental health care, as supported by international legal instruments. Since this right is at times disregarded due to the legal unavailability and factual inaccessibility for migrants of the…Read more
Author/s: Dmytro Nersisian, Marine Ragueneau, Heide Rieder, Guglielmo Schininà
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has identified seven different levels of community engagement in MHPSS programmes. In the first three levels, where communities do not have decision-making power, information is either shared with communities or gathered from them, or they are merely consulted. The next two levels are firstly where communities are involved in activity planning but their power remains limited (known as ‘functional’ community engagement) and secondly where…Read more
Migration governance and mental health. In: Dinesh Bhugra (ed) Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà
The chapter presents the Global Compact on Migration, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other global governance instruments, focusing on their links with mental health of migrants. The possibility to limit some of the stressors that accompany certain migration paths, and to promote all migrants’ access to mental health care in new countries of residence is enshrined in these documents. The actual impact and effect on governance of these documents needs to be seen, read, and…Read more
Migration and mental health care in the European Union. In: Dinesh Bhugra (ed) Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Geertrui Lanneau
This chapter analyses legal and factual aspects of the provision of mental health care for migrants in the European Union (EU), framing migrants’ access to mental health care within the wider contexts of migration in the EU, the EU’s policies for migrants’ integration and access to health care, and EU policies on mental health care for all. The rates of various psychiatric disorders may vary across migrant groups and host populations. The issue of how services can be made more accessible for…Read more
The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Migrants in the Context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In: Laura Davidson (ed) The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Karoline Popp
This chapter considers the relationships between migration, mental health and wellbeing, and development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. It examines two relationships within this triangle: migration and mental health and wellbeing, as well as migration and development. Counting both international and internal migrants, the International Organization of Migration estimates that roughly a billion individuals in the world are migrants, which…
Introduction to Special Section on: Psychosocial support, conflict transformation and creative approaches in response to the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Marian Tankink
IOM has been involved in psychosocial support activities for migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and crisis-affected communities since the late 1990s. The organization’s approach to its psychosocial programmes is systemic, interdisciplinary and community based. One main feature of these programmes has been the organization of executive masters, diploma or certificate courses on psychosocial approaches to population mobility in low-resource or crisis-affected countries and…Read more
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà
This is a personal reflection concerning the migration crisis in Europe and its political repercussions on migration policies around the globe. Instead of the usual focus on analyses of needs, this article examines a variety of philosophical categories, such as objectification, abjectification as well as political paradigms, including the risk management approach to governance. It further examines how philosophical categories can be used to read situations in a manner that…Read more
Mainstreaming mental health and psychosocial support in camp coordination and camp management. The experience of the International Organization for Migration in the north east of Nigeria and South Sudan
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Nuno Nunes, Pauline Birot, Luana Giardinelli, Gladys Kios
This article examines the reports of the International Organization for Migration to mainstream mental health and psychosocial considerations into camp coordination and camp management, through capacity building and provision of direct psychosocial support. It focusses on the activities carried
out by the Internationa lOrganization for Migration in South Sudan, in the Protection of Civilians Areas, and in the north east of Nigeria, with the aim to identify relevant…
Author/s: S Craggs, Guglielmo Schininà
Commentary on: Ottisova et al. (2016). Prevalence and risk of violence and the mental, physical and sexual health problems associated with human trafficking: an updated systematic review. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciencies, doi:10.1017/S2045796016000135.
The integration of livelihood support and mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for populations who have been subject to severe stressors
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Elisabeth Babcock, Rachel Nadelman, James Sonam Walsh, Ann Willhoite, Alys Willman
This article aims to promote the integration of mental health and psychosocial support into livelihood programmes, presenting existing research within behavioural economics, humanitarian and economic ¢elds that support the need and e¡ectiveness of such integration. It presents examples of mental health and psychosocial support integration into livelihood programmesput in placeby a grass roots organisation in the USA and the largest development institution in the world, theWorld Bank Group,…Read more