Migration Health: 2019 Activities Overview - Leave No Migrant Behind

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Date published
11 Dec 2020
Research, reports and studies
Multi-sector/cross-sector, Development & humanitarian aid, Forced displacement and migration, Internal Displacement, Refugee Camps, Health, Psychosocial support, humanitarian action, Humanitarian Principles, NGOs, Protection, human rights & security, Syria crisis

This overview showcases only some of the key activities implemented in 2019 across the world, in lower-income settings and in complex emergencies, along the world’s most perilous migration routes, in the aftermath of natural disasters, or in response to disease outbreaks. 

In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) expanded its migration health technical, coordination and operational support across the humanitarian-development nexus worldwide. In line with the Organization’s strategic priorities, as well as public health and human rights principles, IOM’s work assists governments in the management of the health-related aspects of migration and emergencies, including public health emergencies. It promotes evidence-based policies and practices, with multisectoral and multilateral engagement. On health, IOM’s activities build health resilience of migrants, forcibly displaced persons and communities at large, enabling them to contribute to global socioeconomic development. In close collaboration with partners, including the UN system, civil society and academia, IOM advocates for migrant-inclusive, people-centred health policies and systems, as well as capacity-building for health and relevant non-health practitioners.

IOM’s Migration Health Division