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.
Scientific reports (Journal) English
The Lancet Commission on migration and health shows that migration can have huge benefits for the health and wellbeing of populations. Families, children, and adolescents move to seek a new life and escape hardships, such as poverty and conflict. When conditions are optimal, they integrate quickly and successfully into societies. But migration also poses risks, including perilous journeys, people trafficking, and transit and destinations without the basic requirements of nutrition, shelter,... Read more
Delan Devakumar, Neal Russell, Lisa Murphy, Kolitha Wickramage, Susan Sawyer, Ibrahim Abubakar
This report presents the results of the survey that assesses the effectiveness of the substance use primary prevention campaign conducted by the International Organization for Migration and relevant stakeholders. It depicts findings related to changes in the awareness of migrant and ethnic minority school children with regard to risks of the use of specific psychoactive substances subsequent to the implementation of the primary prevention campaign in the public school setting.
Lela Sturua and Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
Manual/ Training Guide Portuguese
Para muitas vítimas do tráfico de pessoas, as conseqüências físicas e psicológicas da experiência de tráfico podem ser graves e duradouras. Os profissionais de saúde podem entrar em contato com as vítimas do tráfico em diferentes estágios do processo de tráfico e em diferentes momentos de sua recuperação. Para profissionais de saúde, diagnosticar e tratar pessoas traficadas pode ser excepcionalmente desafiador, por isso ao estar informado e atento, este profissional pode desempenhar um papel... Read more
IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
News/ Article feature English
South Africa - In an effort to improve sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRH-HIV) related outcomes amongst migrants, including migrant adolescents, young people and sex workers, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) – HIV Knows No Borders programme was launched earlier this week (8 May) in Mbabane, Swaziland.
Brochures/ Factsheets/ Infosheets English
The “Life is Better” information, education and communication materials are intended for adolescents aged 13–14 years old and narrate the ill effects and risk factors of psychoactive substances' abuse. “Life is Better” comprises information on risks resulting from abuse of such psychoactive substances as tobacco, alcohol, injecting drugs, inhalants, bio/ spices, sedatives, ecstasy and marijuana/ cannabis. “Life is Better” aims to raise awareness of adolescents on health-related and social... Read more
Lela Sturua, Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili
This chapter focuses on the human, economic and social rights of adolescents and youth (between 15 and 24 years of age), especially their right to health. It argues that the lack of protection and promotion of rights increases the health vulnerabilities of young migrants, especially in the context of irregular migration. Although migrants across the board – young and old, male and female, documented and undocumented, skilled and less skilled – are exposed to health risks, young migrants have... Read more
Manual/ Training Guide Spanish
Los abusos presentes en la trata de personas pueden involucrar riesgos de salud. En muchos casos, las secuelas físicas y psicológicas de la experiencia de la trata pueden ser graves y duraderas. El proveedor de salud que se encuentre en contacto con una persona que ha estado en una situación de trata o algún otro individuo expuesto a otro tipo de explotación tiene una oportunidad única de proveer cuidados médicos esenciales y opciones de referencia vitales. Para los profesionales de la salud,... Read more
IOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking in Persons
Supported by the Global Fund, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented community-based and youth-focused HIV prevention programs in Somalia. Little was known about the HIV vulnerability of Somali youth aged 15-24, and a baseline study was conducted on the sexual behaviors, knowledge and practice of youth to assess their HIV vulnerability.
The study carried out a survey in high-risk zones in Somalia targeting unmarried male and female youth aged 15-24. The survey collected... Read more
News/ Article feature English
An IOM programme is currently providing much needed psychosocial support to thousands of Iraqi children and teenagers who have fled to Jordan to escape violence in Iraq. The Australian-funded programme, which is carried out in partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, UNICEF, national and international NGOs, aims to improve the mentalwellbeing of traumatized children through a range of interactive events, including drawing, story telling and plays performed in selected schools and... Read more
Policy Brief English
This brief presents findings from the analysis of results from twelve countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) 2006 Study. In these twelve countries, school children who were foreign-born were self-identified to have stratified data on this section of the adolescent population. Foreign-born children were compared to their native peers in relation to family affluence, relationship with parents and friends, school life and perception, and involvement in... Read more
Michal Molcho, Thoroddur Bjarnason, Francesca Cristini, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Theadora Koller, Carmen Moreno, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Massimo Santinello