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Risk behind bars: Coronavirus and immigration detention

An outbreak in a facility threatens the outside community as well. An outbreak in a detention facility endangers all who come in contact with migrants, from immigration enforcement staff to workers at detention facilities, asylum officers, lawyers, and judges. All those people come in contact with the detainees and go home to their families at night.

[open access] Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises

Over 168 million people across 50 countries are estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2020 [1]. Response to epidemics in complex humanitarian crises—such as the recent cholera epidemic in Yemen and the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo—is a global health challenge of increasing scale [2]. The thousands of Yemeni and Congolese who have died in these years-long epidemics demonstrate the difficulty of combatting even well-known pathogens in humanitarian settings. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) may represent a still greater threat to those in complex humanitarian crises, which lack the infrastructure, support, and health systems to mount a comprehensive response. Poor governance, public distrust, and political violence may further undermine interventions in these settings.

Migration Health Evidence Portal for COVID-19

The IOM Migration Health Research Portal has established an interactive, open-source, searchable (and downloadable) repository of research publications on COVID-19 in relation to migrants, migration, and human mobility.

In partnership with MHADRI, migration health and COVID-19 related analysis, research, and commentaries will be analysed.

Resisting Borders: A Virtual Conference on Refugee & Migrant Health, Mobility, Human Rights & Responsibilities (June 2020)

First convened in 2017, Resisting Borders: Refugee and Migrant Health and Responsibilities is a no travel, online, no fee conference aimed at discussing ethical issues surrounding responsibilities for the health of refugees, asylum-seekers, and other migrant and displaced people.

We are now inviting contributions for a second conference to be held in June 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th 2020, 7 am – 9 am Eastern Standard Time, as a satellite to the World Congress of Bioethics.

As before, we will convene for a few hours during each of the four days.

The theme of the 2020 Resisting Borders conference will be Caring on the Landscape of Displacement: Mapping Moral Experience in Health Services for Migrants.

Call for Papers: Psychosocial Perspectives on Migration and Health

Call for Papers: Psychosocial Perspectives on Migration and Health Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London. 1st May 2020 Seminar convenors: Anna Shadrina (Birkbeck) and Ayelen Hamity (IoE-UCL) Seminar sponsorship: Birkbeck/Wellcome Trust ISSF This session seeks to provide a psychosocial reflection into migration and health.… Continue Reading “Call for Papers: Psychosocial Perspectives on Migration and Health”

4th MHADRI newsletter

The 4th MHADRI newsletter is now online!

Harnessing Partnerships to Better Map Research Evidence on Migration Health

Jointly organized by IOM, together with the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI) and the Migration & Health South Asia Network, the workshop served as a platform to develop research capacity, with particular focus on researchers in the Global South, in undertaking bibliometric analysis to identify the gaps in research output on migration health.

Global mapping of actors, agencies and networks providing training and capacity building programmes in migration and health

In partnership with IOM and the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at Wits University, MHADRI is undertaking a global mapping of actors, agencies and networks engaged in delivering training and capacity building/developing programmes in the field of migration and health. We are interested in initiatives being undertaken by all actors, including within civil society organisations, government departments, international organisations and academic institutions.

Short-term consultancy in Morocco: MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) sub-regional migration health project with UN migration agency

Short-term consultancy to support the development of a sub-regional migration health project in the Middle-East and North Africa region.

Medecins du Monde’s (MdM) 2019 Observatory Report Left Behind: The State of Universal Healthcare Coverage

On University HealthCare Coverage day, Medecins du Monde’s (MdM) 2019 Observatory Report Left Behind: The State of Universal Healthcare Coverage in Europe is a timely reminder of the dismal health situation faced by many vulnerable groups in 7 EU countries; a region with a… Continue Reading “Medecins du Monde’s (MdM) 2019 Observatory Report Left Behind: The State of Universal Healthcare Coverage”