Liaison Office for UN Agencies and other International Organizations based in Vienna
Over One Fifth of Irregular Migrants to Europe Coming by Land
New figures from IOM show that more than one in five people arriving irregularly in Europe do so by land. The most frequently used route is from Turkey to Greece where authorities reported a total of 12,166 land arrivals since the beginning of 2018.
"Focus on People" Regional Director Tells Key Academic Conference in FYR Macedonia
“We must never forget that migration is first and foremost about people, many of whom are vulnerable, scared and exploited, and in need of tailormade solutions to protect them, both on their journey and on arrival," Regional Director Szabados tells key migration conference in FYR Macedonia.
"Catastrophic" Situation on Bosnian Border - IOM Representative
The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Bosnia continues to increase and the situation is critical, especially in the north-western part of the country. IOM representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peter Van der Auweraert, describes the main challenges. Photo Photo: Naser Ahmad/InfoMigrants
Young talented composers and musicians from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Turkey, and the US with Argentina Szabados, IOM Regional Director, Bärli Nugent, Assistant Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Juilliard School, and Martin Nesirky, Director of UN Information Service Vienna. IOM/Lanna Walsh
Bärli Nugent, Assistant Dean, the Juilliard School, reflects on the journey that led to her curating a musical selection for a unique concert presented by the United Nations Migration Agency at the UN Vienna Headquarters on June 28
Syrian Refugee Finds Solace and Safety at Istanbul LGBTI Guesthouse
Growing up a gay man in Aleppo was hard. When Syria’s conflict broke out, Sammy was terrified by the prospect of military conscription. He knew his sexuality would make it even more dangerous for him. In 2014, he fled to Istanbul, Turkey, in search of safety and acceptance.