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.
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Migration and mobility are central features of the Pacific Islands landscape. The diverse island States dispersed throughout the world’s largest ocean are connected by thousands of years of migration, history, and culture. Mobility continues to remain a cornerstone of contemporary Pacific Islander identity and is central to many facets of Pacific Islands life. Both push and pull factors – such as marriage and maintenance of kin relations, trade and exchange, livelihood and economic... Read more
News/ Article feature English
Slovenia – From the 20th to the 22nd of September 2016, the Migration Health Department of the IOM Regional Office in Brussels and the IOM Slovenia country office organized a three-day training on health mediation for cultural mediators, co-funded by DG SANTE. In total, 21 participants attended the capacity building event, among them 6 cultural mediators from Slovenia, 5 cultural mediators from Croatia, and representatives of the National Institute for Public Health of Slovenia and the Asylum... Read more
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Human trafficking is a crime that commonly results in acute and chronic physical and psychological harm. To foster more informed health sector responses to human trafficking, training sessions for health care providers were developed and pilot-tested in the Middle East, Central America, and the Caribbean. This study presents the results of an investigation into what health care providers knew and needed to know about human trafficking as part of that training program.
Methods:... Read more
Roderik Viergever, Haley West, Rosilyne Borland, Cathy Zimmerman
This report focuses on the conditions and risks of migration in Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. In particular, it focuses on the experiences of people who are on the move. The pattern of migration in this region is complex. No evidence was found to support the idea that large numbers of people are leaving their countries of origin with the intention of reaching Europe. The idea of crossing the Mediterranean to Europe often arose from disappointment at the conditions in neighbouring countries. Many... Read more
Michael Collyer, Elisa Pascucci, Bashair Ahmed, Markus Breines, Vanessa Laria
Manual/ Training Guide English
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.
For many trafficked persons, the physical and... Read more
IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking in Persons
Scientific reports (Journal) English
The trafficking of women and adolescents is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s fastest growing crimes and a significant violation of human rights. Despite the compelling need for evidence on the physical and psychological health consequences to inform rapidly emerging policies and services for trafficked persons, there is limited evidence about the needs of women who have been trafficked. We investigated the health of women and adolescent girls trafficked for sexual exploitation in... Read more
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
The purpose of this research project is to confirm reports that human trafficking is occurring in Eastern Africa and to better understand its forms and effects, the people involved, and the way it can be effectively addressed.
1.0 INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Background; 1.2 Research objectives
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW: 2.1 Push factors; 2.2 Pull factors; 2.3 Trafficking flows; 2.4 Impact of trafficking on individuals and communities
3.0 METHODOLOGY: 3.1 Research sites and participants; 3.2 Sampling... Read more