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: Manuela Orjuela‑Grimm, C. Deschak, C. A. Aragon Gama, Silvia Bhatt Carreño, Leslie Hoyos, Veronica Mundo, Ietza Bojorquez, Karen Carpio, Yolice Quero, Alberto Xicotencatl, Cesar Infante
Food insecurity contributes to negative outcomes for health and wellbeing, and its impact may be exacerbated during periods of vulnerability. While food insecurity is both a driver and a consequence of migration, anecdotal evidence indicates that it is also common during migration when people are ‘on the move’, although its prevalence and severity during these periods are largely undocumented. Food security monitoring is critical to ensuring the universal right to…
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
In this issue of the Bulletin, peer-reviewed articles, technical guides, reference books and book chapters which IOM teams have engaged in, ranging from: COVID-19 outbreak preparedness and response in refugee camps, gender-based violence in emergency settings, health system strengthening at borders, and health assessments among forced migrants were profiled. Studies on the elimination of TB and female genital mutilation among migrants and the Ebola outbreak response were also featured. This…Read more
Clinical Management of Rape and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: Developing protocols for use in humanitarian settings
Author/s: World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
This guide offers clear steps and suggestions to help in providing quality care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and guide the development of a protocol for care. Presented in this guide are simple but important ways that every healthcare provider, including those who are not specialists, can follow to assist a woman who has experienced violence to meet a range of critical needs, including immediate and ongoing emotional/psychological health needs, physical…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…
The Migration Focus on Health booklet is a catalogue of all IOM reports discussing the link between migration and health. The booklet includes IOM publications focusing on the topic from 2002 to date. Migration Health Annual Reviews and Reports, Migration Mobility and Malaria in Viet Nam, Labour Exploitation, trafficking and migrant health, Assessments reports on the health situation at EU’s southern borders, Mental health and psychosocial support in…Read more
Two books are featured: the report on the 2017 Global Consultation on Migrant Health held in Colombo, Sri Lanka - looking closely at the Research Agenda discussion; as well as the new publication focusing on the migrant's right to health in Central Asia. Two articles are also presented; the first from IOM Europe which looks into the migration crisis in the region and its political repercussions on migration policies around the globe; and the second from IOM MENA on the challenges of…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
Author/s: Cabieses B, Bernales M, van der Laat C
Latin America and the Caribbean has faced inconsistent human rights and health protection for migrants in the past, just as much as other regions. For example, in Chile, about 70% of immigrants come from other Latin America and the Caribbean countries (representing 2·7% of the total population of Chile), and a third of them are estimated to be undocumented or socioeconomically vulnerable. These migrants tend to work in informal jobs and to live in poor quality, overcrowded buildings.…Read more
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.