Key Migration Data Factsheet (2018) for the SEEECA Region
The latest Key Migration Factsheet is an overview of facts and figures relating to migrants within the SEEECA region. The document is divided into themes relating to demographics change, economic indicators, health aspects, and more. The publication is available in English, Russian and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian.
Four in ten people living with HIV in the European Economic Area are migrants. This region is the only one where new infections of HIV are on the increase. On World AIDS Day, IOM calls for strenghtened health promotion for migrants.
IOM Director General Welcomes Uzbekistan as 173rd Member State
"Your country is on one of the world’s oldest and most auspicious trade routes, so you have been crisscrossed by migrants since time immemorial. With profound pleasure I welcome Uzbekistan into the IOM family,” declared new IOM Director General António Vitorino.
“Migrants’ Rights are Human Rights” IOM Regional Director Tells Asian Human Rights Forum
“We must reaffirm our commitment to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance against migrants and their families,” said RD Szabados at the Asian Human Rights Forum in Uzbekistan
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.