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Over One Fifth of Irregular Migrants to Europe Coming by Land: New IOM Report

Sep 14, 2018

Vienna — While the perilous and deadly Mediterranean sea migration route is well known, new figures from IOM show that more than one in five people arriving irregularly in Europe do so by land.  

“Focus on People” IOM Regional Director Tells Key Academic Conference in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Sep 07, 2018

Ohrid – With over one billion people on the move globally, and 250 million international migrants, the scale of the migration phenomenon often masks the fact that every migrant has a unique story.

“Focus on People” Regional Director Tells Key Academic Conference in FYR of Macedonia

Sep 06, 2018

With over one billion people on the move globally, and 250 million international migrants, the scale of the migration phenomenon often masks the fact that every migrant has a unique story. This was the theme of a keynote speech delivered by IOM’s...

Promoting Regional Cooperation on Combatting Human Trafficking in Central Asia

Sep 01, 2018

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has co-organized a second regional forum bringing together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to discuss cross-border cooperation to combat human...

Consultation on Advanced Passenger Information systems in Turkmenistan

Aug 28, 2018

IOM Turkmenistan, in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), recently held a seminar in the capital Ashgabat on advanced passenger information (API) systems.

The event was attended by employees of...

"Every Migrant is an Investor": Kyrgyzstan Diaspora Forum

Aug 27, 2018

IOM Kyrgyzstan recently shared a platform with the country’s president to focus on diaspora experiences and the role of migrants in development in their country of origin.

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Zheenbekov Sooronbai, opening the...

Switzerland Funds UN Migration Agency to Expand Migrant Presence, Flow Monitoring in Turkey

Aug 09, 2018

Ankara – Istanbul has increasingly become a destination city for migrants and refugees from countries such as Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.

Safe Migration Systems: IOM, Viber Team Up in Belarus

Aug 03, 2018

Minsk – More than half of Belarus’ 9.5 million people use the global messenger service Viber, which was created in Minsk more than seven years ago, to quickly exchange messages, receive information, a

Increased Secondary Displacement in Western Balkans – New IOM Data

Aug 01, 2018

Increased sea and land arrivals to Greece, and the prolonged stay of migrants in the reception centres in transit countries, appear to have triggered an increase in secondary movement through the Western Balkan countries, specifically through...