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.
To browse or search: simply use the filter options on the left-hand side. Alternatively, you can enter keyword/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.
Introduction to Special Section on: Psychosocial support, conflict transformation and creative approaches in response to the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Marian Tankink
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…Read more
Objectification and abjectification of migrants: reflections to help guide psychosocial workers
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà
This is a personal reflection concerning the migration crisis in Europe and its political repercussions on migration policies around the globe. Instead of the usual focus on analyses of needs, this article examines a variety of philosophical categories, such as objectification, abjectification as well as political paradigms, including the risk management approach to governance. It further examines how philosophical categories can be used to read situations in a manner that…Read more
Mental health of victims of trafficking: a right, a need and a service
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.
The integration of livelihood support and mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for populations who have been subject to severe stressors
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Elisabeth Babcock, Rachel Nadelman, James Sonam Walsh, Ann Willhoite, Alys Willman
This article aims to promote the integration of mental health and psychosocial support into livelihood programmes, presenting existing research within behavioural economics, humanitarian and economic ¢elds that support the need and e¡ectiveness of such integration. It presents examples of mental health and psychosocial support integration into livelihood programmesput in placeby a grass roots organisation in the USA and the largest development institution in the world, theWorld Bank Group,…Read more
Mainstreaming mental health and psychosocial support in camp coordination and camp management. The experience of the International Organization for Migration in the north east of Nigeria and South Sudan
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Nuno Nunes, Pauline Birot, Luana Giardinelli, Gladys Kios
This article examines the reports of the International Organization for Migration to mainstream mental health and psychosocial considerations into camp coordination and camp management, through capacity building and provision of direct psychosocial support. It focusses on the activities carried
out by the Internationa lOrganization for Migration in South Sudan, in the Protection of Civilians Areas, and in the north east of Nigeria, with the aim to identify relevant…
A rapid assessment of psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan following the outbreak of the 2013/2014 conflict
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Haley West
The rapid psychosocial assessment, conducted between the 20th and the 28th of February aimed at identifying a) psychosocial needs and resources in the camps population, in order to determine the gaps to be addressed; b) the existing technical resources on a national level that could be mobilized to respond to the identified needs; and c) the coordination mechanisms available at a national level. The general objective was to inform IOM’s activities in the psychosocial…Read more
Who am I?: Assessment of psychosocial needs and suicide risk factors among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal and after the third country resettlement
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà, Sonali Sharma, Olga Gorbacheva, Anit Mishra
Assessment on Psychosocial Needs of Iraqis Displaced in Jordan and Lebanon
Author/s: Guglielmo Schininà
In 2007-2008 IOM, in coordination with UNICEF, a handful of International NGOs, the Jordanian Women Union and the Iraqi Youth League conducted an assessment on the psychosocial needs of Iraqis displaced in Jordan and Lebanon. The assessment included mapping, structured interviews with stakeholders and 200 families, and direct observations through an innovative methodology based on Hertz’s migration paradigms with a non medical focus. The results highlighted the necessity…Read more