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Addressing female genital mutilation in the Asia Pacific: the neglected sustainable development target

While much work has focused on advocacy and prevention efforts in countries of high prevalence in Africa and diaspora in Europe, there has been a paucity of discussion on FGM in the Asia‐Pacific region. FGM is practised in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines and Indonesia; however, none of these countries are supported by the UNFPA‐UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of FGM. Australia and New Zealand are also home to migrant women and girls with FGM.

Tuberculosis in migrants moving from high-incidence to low-incidence countries: a population-based cohort study of 519 955 migrants screened before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis elimination in countries with a low incidence of the disease necessitates multiple interventions, including innovations in migrant screening. We examined a cohort of migrants screened for tuberculosis before entry to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and tracked the development of disease in this group after arrival.

IOM Lao PDR Flood Response 2018

The project will contribute to the improved well-being and recovery of the returned families affected by the 2018 flooding in Lao PDR. Objective 1: The Shelter Cluster produces real-time data, information products, and coordination support to enable partners and the Government of Lao PDR to make informed decisions and ensure needs and gaps are resolved in a timely manner. Objective 2: Families most affected by the floods are supported to return home with the appropriate basic tools and commodities.

Infectious and non-infectious disease risks for marginal groups in the Greater Mekong Subregion

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The current project focuses on mental health amongst marginalized local and migrant populations in border towns.

Psychosocial and mental health service provision for survivors of trafficking: Baseline research in the Greater Mekong Subregion and Indonesia

This “baseline paper” investigates current “psychosocial” intervention measures, while focusing on the mental and emotional well-being of trafficked persons, examining interpretations of “psychosocial” support and constructively critiquing the efficacy and breadth of such interventions. Moreover the study looks into the link between the provision of services and the actual needs and rights.

On the Move: Critical Migration Themes in ASEAN

This book explores new concepts and identifies critical themes in migration studies in ASEAN, with a focus on selected emerging trends, namely: various forms and degrees of environmental change and how these changes transform migration; labour, human trafficking and migration; migrant children; and gender. It presents selected papers from two conferences at Chulalongkorn University hosted by the Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM) and its partners, held to mark International Migrants Day on 18 December in 2011 and 2012.

Population Mobility and Malaria: Review of International, Regional and National Policies and Legal Frameworks that Promote Migrants and Mobile Populations’ Access to Health and Malaria Services in the Greater Mekong Subregion

In order to provide an evidence-base and guidance for malaria programme managers at national level, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and key stakeholders in the 5 countries, collaborated on this document to provide recommendations on the technical implementation and policy implications of addressing malaria for MMPs.