Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 27

The issue of the Bulletin features publications on migration, zoonoses, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, among others.

The audio podcast episode discusses the importance of the inclusion of migrants into policies and actions towards zoonotic disease prevention and control as well as outlines guidance on the integration of migration into health interventions.

Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants: Risk and protective factors and access to care

This is the fifth report of the Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration (GEHM) series. The publication focuses on the mental health needs of refugees and migrants by providing an overview of the available evidence on patterns of risk and protective factors and of facilitators and barriers to care at all levels (individual, family, community and national government).

Internal Guidelines for Remote MHPSS Working Modalities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the psychological and social well-being of individuals, which has been further exacerbated by movement limitations and physical distancing. These changes have caused a shift in the previously used Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) service delivery modalities, to reflect safety measures such as physical distancing and limitations in movement.

Return Counselling Toolkit

The Return Counselling Toolkit is a capacity-building instrument aimed at providing a harmonized and coherent approach to return counselling based on key migrant-centred principles. Accompanied by operational tools that can facilitate the work of return counsellors, the toolkit is conceived to address the capacity-building needs of return counsellors, as well as to strengthen the knowledge of other return stakeholders, including national and local authorities and civil society.

Migration Health 2022 Impact Overview

This report is an annual overview of activities led and implemented by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2022, in close collaboration with Member States, other United Nations agencies, and partners, to respond to major health needs in the context of human mobility, meet operational challenges and advance understanding of migration health, encourage socioeconomic development through migration, and work towards ensuring respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

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. 

Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 26

The issue of the Bulletin features articles, reports, and technical briefs focusing on migrants’ access to healthcare information and services, health impacts of air pollution, as well as syndromic screening, and disease surveillance.

The audio podcast episode outlines the findings of a desk review to determine the rights of migrants to access healthcare services in the 16 Southern African Development Community Member States as well as an overview of the health challenges faced by international migrant workers globally.

Migration Health Research Bulletin, Issue No. 25

The issue of the Bulletin features articles, reports, and guidance documents focusing on vaccination coverage, infectious diseases, mental health, health emergency, and health information management systems.

The audio podcast episode outlines the result of the study which looks at the immunization coverage of refugees being resettled in the United Kingdom who underwent IOM’s health assessment programme as well as the the findings on the management of migrant health information in Nepal.

IOM Global Annual Report 2021 - Operations and Emergencies

In 2021, the organization’s work on the mobility dimensions of crisis had an operational reach of over 31.7 million people, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, migrants, and hosting communities, either directly or as part of community-based programmes. While IOM experienced a lower overall reach than in 2020, the organization’s reach in 2021 was similar to that of pre-pandemic years, with COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and responses mainstreamed into normal programming.