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Neglect of low-income migrants in COVID-19 response

South Asia, home to around a quarter of the world’s population and 40% of the world’s poor, is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The global response to the pandemic has focused mainly on containment of the contagion and “flattening the curve” through testing and strict social distancing, but these universal approaches fail to take account of resource limitations in countries in South Asia and ignore the realities of vulnerable populations, such as low-income migrants, internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees.

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.

Supporting Return of Undocumented Afghan Nationals from Pakistan to Afghanistan

This project seeks to contribute to the voluntary return to Afghanistan of undocumented Afghan nationals living in Pakistan – this will contribute towards the larger exercise spearheaded by the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to register all undocumented Afghans in Pakistan as well as the Government of Afghanistan’s planned issuance of travel documents to registered Afghans for regularization of stay in Pakistan through relevant visa regimes. Through this plan, IOM seeks to contribute to sustainable return of undocumented Afghans from Pakistan to their place of origin.

Emergency Shelter and Cluster Coordination Support for Flood Affected Population of Pakistan (ESCH)

The principal objective of the project contribute to relief and recovery assistance for natural disaster affected populations, including those affected by the 2011 floods. The specific objective is to support vulnerable, flood affected populations through Shelter Cluster coordination, direct provision of emergency Shelter and NFIs and emergency health assistance.

Shelter Support for Flood Affected Population in KP, Sindh and Punjab Provinces, Pakistan (SSP)

The principal objective of the project is to contribute to the survival of those affected by the 2010 floods in Sindh and Punjab provinces in Pakistan supporting the overarching goals defined in the revised Pakistan Emergency Response Plan which aims to prevent excess morbidity and mortality and to enable flood affected communities to return to their normal lives. The specific objective is to provide emergency and early recovery shelter for flood affected families in Sindh and Punjab provinces

Humanitarian Assistance to the People Affected by the Flood in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (SCRS)

IOM programme will: (1) support sustainable solutions through the provision of shelter assistance, prioritizing interventions that can span emergency shelter and core housing needs, (2) restore livelihoods, with a focus on small businesses, agriculture and restoration of productive assets, and (3) restore basic community services and supporting the re-establishment of public administration, health, and education systems.