Migrant Health




Within its Migration Health Division (MHD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in its role of United Nations Migration Agency, delivers and promotes comprehensive, preventive and curative health programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for migrants and mobile populations. Bridging the needs of both migrants and IOM member states, MHD, in close collaboration with partners, contributes towards the physical, mental and social well-being of migrants, enabling them and host communities to achieve social and economic development.

To read more on IOM’s global health programmes and initiatives, see IOM’s work on migrant health.



COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The current COVID-19 pandemic a pressing issue for all communities in Ireland, not least vulnerable migrant communities. IOM Ireland is collating & hosting information in the ongoing efforts worldwide to battle this pandemic. All information comes from official UN, intergovernmental and national government channels and is designed to support the Irish government in a time of national emergency. Where possible, all information will be kept up to date. However, direct engagement with official channels is advised.

A key prevention measure is simply regular washing of hands and refraining from close contact with others. If you think you are suffering with symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate and phone your General Practitioner (doctor) . Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.

Please select the link below for further information on COVID-19 responses, actions and advisories:

IOM’s Global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan

IOM responds to COVID-19 

Government of Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) COVID-19 Guidelines

Government of Ireland’s COVID-19 Updates – Travel, Response, Health and Welfare Updates

World Health Organisation (WHO) Situational Report




Mental Health Resources


COVID-19 Emotional Responses – What to Expect (English)

COVID-19 Emotional Responses – What to Expect (Française)

COVID-19 Emotional Responses – What to Expect (Português)

COVID-19 Emotional Responses – What to Expect ( عربى )

COVID-19 Emotional Responses – What to Expect ( ქართული )


Tips for Working From Home (English) – Federation of International Civil Servants Associations & IOM Ireland


Physical Health Resources


Help prevent coronavirus (English)

Ndihmoni në parandalimin e koronavirusit (Albanian)

ساعد على الوقاية من فيروس كورونا المستجد (Arabic)

帮助预防冠状病毒 (Chinese)

برای جلوگیری از بیامری کرونا کمک کنید (Farsi)

Aide à prévenir le coronavirus (French)

დახმარება კორონა ვირუსის შესაჩერებლად (Georgian)

بۆ پێشگری لە کۆرۆناڤایرۆس یارمەتیمان بدە (Kurdish)

Ajude a prevenir o coronavírus (Portuguese)

Ayuda a prevenir el coronavirus (Spanish)

کورونا وائرس کو روکنے میں مدد کریں (Urdu)

Ṣe ìrànlọ́wọ́ láti dènà kòkòrò Corona (Yoruba)