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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter key word/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.
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
Manual/ Training Guide English
This training manual is meant to provide qualified reference to general helpers and counsellors on the appropriate operational standards of care and assistance to trafficked persons, paying special consideration to the psychosocial aspects of the trafficking experience. To increase their capacity and effectiveness, it is important for field practitioners to familiarize themselves with the fundamental concepts underlying the stages of human trafficking and their impact on the trafficked persons.
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.
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