Manual on Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement - Second Edition

The Manual aims to facilitate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) experts and managers in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based MHPSS (CB MHPSS) programmes, projects, and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings. 

Early warning alert and response (EWAR) in emergencies: an operational guide

Populations affected by emergencies are continually at risk of outbreaks of epidemic-prone diseases and other public health hazards. This operational guidance aims to guide decision-making on when and how to implement and strengthen Early Warning Alert and Response (EWAR) in preparation for and response to emergencies. Each module aims to provide updated operational guidance for EWAR practices, which may be more easily understood and applied during emergencies. Through its application, this operational guidance aims to contribute to:

Universal Health Coverage - Leave No Migrant Behind

The realization of universal health coverage (UHC), one that leaves no migrant behind, requires innovative, evidence-based policies and sustainable financial mechanisms that emphasize whole-of society and whole-of-government actions, and involve migrants, including health workers, as co-developers of health services. Being and staying healthy is a fundamental precondition for migrants to be productive and contribute to the social and economic development of communities of origin and destination.

Migration Health Assessment Programme: Pre-Migration Health Activities

Pre-migration health activities (PMHAs) are one of IOM’s most well-established migration management services and are delivered through IOM’s Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP). PMHAs are an array of procedures that are undertaken in the context of regular migration at the request of receiving country governments, and aim to achieve at least one of the following: 
• identification of health conditions of public health importance (communicable and non-communicable conditions) in relation to specific country legislation and International Health Regulations; 

International Dialogue on Migration No. 31: Accelerating integrated action on sustainable development: Migration, the environment and climate change

Climate change and environmental degradation are undoubtedly major concerns, and their impact on migration, health, peace and sustainable development are already manifest in all regions of the world. Ten years after the first IDM devoted to the emerging nexus between migration, environment and climate change in 2011, IOM brought this crucial topic back on the agenda at a time of increasing political urgency, and in view of the profound impacts of the COVID-19 global health crisis linking climate and migration to current and future development issues.  

International Dialogue on Migration No. 32: Leveraging migration for a resilient and sustainable post-pandemic recovery: Opportunities and challenges

In 2021 IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) second session was held on 14 and 15 October on the topic Leveraging Migration for a Resilient and Sustainable Post-pandemic Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges.

Pre-Migration Health Activities and First Line of Defence: 2021 Overview of Activities

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Migration Health Assessment Programme (HAP), as part of the Migration Health Division, delivers pre-migration health activities as one of the most well-established and longest-standing services provided by the Organization. These activities are undertaken in the context of regular international migration at the request of receiving country governments and vary in scope according to the receiving country’s protocols and the epidemiological profile of the country of origin.