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.
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IOM’s health response to humanitarian and public health emergencies aims to save lives, reduce morbidity and alleviate suffering while upholding humanitarian principles and protecting human dignity. IOM’s programming in this domain encompasses the various stages and typologies of emergencies, throughout all the phases of the mobility continuum.
Author/s: Marie-Adele Salem, Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Oussama Safa
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…
The 2015 Nepal Earthquake(s): Lessons Learned From the Disability and Rehabilitation Sector's Preparation for, and Response to, Natural Disasters
Author/s: Michel D. Landry, Phillip S. Sheppard, Kit Leung, Chiara Retis, Edwin C. Salvador, Sudha R. Raman
The frequency of natural disasters appears to be mounting at an alarming rate, and the degree to which people are surviving such traumatic events also is increasing. Post-disaster survival often triggers increases in population and individual disability-related outcomes in the form of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, all of which have an important impact on the individual, his or her family, and their community. The increase in postdisaster disability-…Read more
Author/s: IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
For health-care providers, trafficking in persons is best understood as a serious health risk because as with other forms of violence, it is associated with physical and psychological harm. Health providers may come into contact with victims of trafficking at different stages of the trafficking process and at different stages of their recovery. The informed and attentive health-care provider can play an important role in assisting and treating individuals who may have…Read more
The tools presented in this volume have been developed and used over the past few years in order to identify and respond to people’s psychosocial needs in the midst of an emergency and in early recovery settings, mainly targeting displaced and returnee populations. As tools for IOM operations, they are designed to achieve four main goals: 1) assessing people’s psychosocial well-being in a family setting in a participatory way; 2) mapping the provision of pre-existing and…Read more
Author/s: IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking in Persons
This handbook aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance to help concerned health providers understand the phenomenon of human trafficking, recognize some of the health problems associated with trafficking and consider safe and appropriate approaches to providing health care for trafficked persons. It outlines the health provider’s role in providing care and describes some of the limitations of his or her responsibility to assist.
Author/s: Catherine Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, Katherine Yun, Vasil Gajdadziev, Natalia Guzun, Maria Tchomarova, Rosa Angela Ciarrocchi, Anna Johansson, Anna Kefurtova, Stefania Scodanibbio, Maria Nenette Motus, Brenda Poche, Linda Morison, Charlotte Watts
Author/s: Mary-Jo DelVicchio Good, Byron Good, Jesse Grayman, Matthew Lakoma
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…Read more