INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
GOALS FOR TSUNAMI RECOVERY
Disaster victim identification (DVI) for deceased
In line with the recommendations of the UN Country
migrants;
Team strategy on assistance to vulnerable migrant
Support to migrant worker registration 2005.
groups affected by the tsunami, and the Royal Thai
Government s aim of ensuring that migrants have easy
LOCATION
access to basic services including health care services,
Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket provinces of Thailand
particularly in the tsunami affected areas, the project
aims to improve access of migrants to primary health
PROGRAMME PERIOD
care, communicable disease control, reproductive
15 March to 31 December 2005 (expected to be
and mental/psychosocial health services, and basic
extended)
humanitarian  assistance, which are prerequisite  for
restoring livelihoods.
RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
(As of end September 2005)
PARTNERS
Migrant Health Coordination Centres and a
Government: Thai Ministry of Public Health
project office established 
and fully functional in
(MOPH) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
the Provincial Health Office Compound of Ranong
UN agencies: World Health Organization
Province, and Ban Nam Khem Health Centre in
Takuapa District of Phang Nga Province by May
DONORS
2005
Funding has been confirmed as:
UNOCHA
USD 550,000
Fifteen migrant CHWs (13 in Phang Nga and
WHO
USD 100,000
two in Ranong) employed and trained
 on primary
Ireland
USD 130,719
health care and on selected topics on communicable
disease control, while 120 migrant CHVs, i.e. 60 in
PROGRAMMES
Phang Nga and 60 in Ranong provinces trained to
IOM is working with the Royal Thai Government s Ministry
assist the health authorities in Ranong and Phang
of Public Health at the provincial and district levels to
Nga provinces
coordinate, facilitate and provide preventive and basic
health care focusing on primary care, communicable
Assessments of health status and service needs
disease control (CDC), reproductive and mental health
among migrant communities conducted
 and
and distribute necessary humanitarian assistance to
utilized in the planning of activities and interventions
migrant communities. These activities will enhance the
in the targeted provinces:
capacity of the Ministry of Public Health to deliver
health services to migrant communities.
In Phang Nga Province, census surveys of migrant
The project s interventions include:
communities and registration of migrants in the
Stakeholder coordination;
family folders of the health centres were com 
Training of migrant community health workers
pleted in all four participating districts. In collabo 
and volunteers (CHWs and CHVs);
ration with the Mental Health Recovery Centre
Migrant health assessments;
(MHRC) and Phang Nga Provincial Health Office
Delivery of health services to migrant communities;
(PHO), a mental health assessment for migrants
Supply medical equipments/medicine for hospitals/
affected by the tsunami has been devised.
health centres with large populations of migrant
S
clients;
In Ranong Province, census surveys in three dis 
EX
Distribution of humanitarian relief items to migrant
tricts were completed in July 2005 with participa 
EN
workers;
tion of the PHO identifying 23,000 migrants.
NA
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