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.
News/ Article feature English
IOM has been involved in psychosocial support activities for migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and crisis-affected communities since the late 1990s. The organization’s approach to its psychosocial programmes is systemic, interdisciplinary and community based. One main feature of these programmes has been the organization of executive masters, diploma or certificate courses on psychosocial approaches to population mobility in low-resource or crisis-affected countries and communities. These... Read more
Guglielmo Schininà, Marian Tankink
Scientific reports (Journal) English
This article 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 right-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 existing... Read more
Guglielmo Schininà, Thomas Eliyahu Zanghellini
Scientific reports (Journal) English
Background: Female genital mutilation or cutting comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia and or injury to the female genital organs. The practice is most common in 30 countries in the Western, Eastern, and North-eastern regions of Africa, and in selected countries the Middle East and Asia. With increased migration from such countries, health professionals in destination countries. are confronted with the challenge of caring for women and... Read more
Kolitha Wickramage, L. Senanayake, N. Mapitigama, J. Karunasinghe, E. Teagal
Manual/ Training Guide Spanish
La publicación es una guía práctica que contiene herramientas específicas de atención psicológica y psicosocial a migrantes en las diferentes etapas del proceso migratorio. También incluye actividades específicas de cuidado y asistencia a migrantes y autocuidado de personas que atienden a esta población. Destaca de este manual la posibilidad de replicar las actividades en diferentes contextos y según el perfil multidimensional de las personas migrantes en la región de Mesoamérica.
Table of... Read more
Periodicals and Newsletters English
The second edition of the Regional Migration Health Division for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s Annual Newsletter provides an overview of migration health projects, events and activities of country missions and the regional office in 2017.
The newsletter is divided into the following sections:
Spotlight on Key Interventions – highlights the key disease and corresponding intervention in the region.
Projects Under Implementation – provides a brief overview and report on... Read more
IOM Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Booklet/ Handbooks English
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 emergency settings, as well as International... Read more
Workshop/ Conference/ Seminar Presentation English
Migrants and refugees face challenges accessing both healthcare and good social determinants of health in Malaysia. Participants at the “Migrant and Refugee Health in Malaysia workshop, Kuala Lumpur, 9-10 November 2017” scoped these challenges within the regional ASEAN context, identifying gaps in knowledge and practical steps forward to improve the evidence base in the Malaysia.
Nicola Pocock, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Chee Khoon Chan, Erwin Martinez Faller, Nicholas Harrigan, Veena Pillai, Kolitha Wickramage
The International Organization’s (IOM) Migration Health Division acts with Member States, UN agencies and other partners in the international community to meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration health issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. This report provides a snapshot of IOM’s health activities in 2017 and presents key achievements under... Read more
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 Support and Dialogue and consists of a... Read more
Marie-Adele Salem, Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Oussama Safa
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) features health as a cross-cutting priority with references to health and healthcare access in several objectives. Together with the SDGs, the World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolutions on the health of migrants (WHA 61.17, 2008) and on promoting the health of refugees and migrants (WHA 70.15, 2017) and the forthcoming WHO Global Action Plan on promoting the health of refugees and migrants (2019), implementation and review of the GCM... Read more