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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Author/s: Anuj Kapilashrami, Anns Issac, Jeevan Sharma, Kolitha Wickramage, Ekatha Ann John, Divya Ravindranath, Roomi Aziz, Patrick Duigan
South Asia, home to around a quarter of the world’s population and 40% of the world’s poor, is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The global response to the pandemic has focused mainly on containment of the contagion and “flattening the curve” through testing and strict social distancing, but these universal approaches fail to take account of resource limitations in countries in South Asia and ignore the realities of vulnerable populations, such as low-income migrants, internally…Read more
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Chesmal Siriwardhana
Migration is rapidly reshaping the world. Low-skilled labour migration, in particular, is driven by disparities in income, wealth, and work opportunities. Labour migrants are increasingly flowing among low-income and middle-income nations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.1 Migrant workers and the family members they leave behind number about 193 million,1 of whom 52–100 million people are domestic workers in low-skilled, so-called difficult, degrading, and dangerous…Read more
Health and Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Findings from a survey of men, women and children in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam
Author/s: Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Nicola Pocock, Varaporn Naisanguansri, Sous Soksreymom, Nisakorn Pongrungsee, Kittiphan Sirisup, Jobst Koehler, Doan Thuy Dung, Van Anh Nguyen, Brett Dickson, Poonam Dhavan, Sujit Rathod, Rosilyne Borland
Trafficking in human beings is a gross violation of human rights that often involves extreme exploitation and abuse. To date, there has been very limited robust research on the health consequences of human trafficking, particularly for various forms of labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion. This study aims to fill critical gaps in the body of knowledge on the health risks and consequences of human trafficking in order to improve protections and care services. The…Read more
Analysis of the domestic legal framework in relation to the right to health for internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka
Author/s: Kolitha Wickramage, Wasantha Senaviranthe
This document examined Sri Lanka’s current legal framework to examine the extent to which the ‘right to health’ is stipulated specifically for those conflict affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) living within IDP camp settings. Understanding the domestic legal frameworks pertaining to the right to health may be useful for those professionals working at the nexus of legal medicine and human rights in Sri Lanka and advancing gaps in knowledge in this area.
Author/s: Jaime Calderon, Barbara Rijks, Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years, generating momentum at the very highest levels of government. The challenge now is how to translate this momentum into visible changes on the ground. Despite progress on both policy and programmatic fronts, Asian migrant workers continue to face challenges in accessing health facilities and services at all stages of migration – before departure, while in transit, at…Read more
Author/s: IOM Sri Lanka
A factsheet on outbound migration issues in Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lanka's highest foreign exchange earner
- National study on outbound migration
- Potential migrants - Pre-departure migrants
- Reality vs perception
Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development: Outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2010
Author/s: ESCAP Social Development Division (SDD)
The Bangkok Statement on Migration and Development stresses that migrant workers are development actors and contribute by way of remittances, skills, culture and labour to states of origin, transit and destination. It highlights the region’s great diversity in levels of development and sizes of countries, resulting in migration taking many forms, as well as the increased complexity in managing migration in the region-many countries being simultaneously sending, transit and…Read more
Author/s: Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking
The Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia covers migration dynamics in 16 countries within the region and is a collaborative effort by all the organizations that participate in the Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking, which is co-chaired by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and IOM. The aim of the report is to explore complex inter-linkages between…Read more