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IOM Turkey Helps Over 15,000 Syrians to Apply for Family Reunification in Germany

Mar 07, 2017

Turkey - Since July 2016, IOM Turkey has helped over 15,000 Syrians to access Germany’s Family Assistance Programme (FAP).  

USD 25 Million Sought to Aid Conflict-Affected People in Ukraine in 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Ukraine - Three years into the conflict-related crisis in Eastern Ukraine there are acute humanitarian needs.

Donors Visit Frontline IOM Operations in Turkey

Mar 03, 2017

Turkey - This week a delegation of diplomats and representatives of humanitarian agencies from Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the United States and France visited IOM’s operations at Turkey’s southeastern border region with Syria...

IOM, South Caucasus Governments Gather in Vienna for Joint TB-HIV/AIDS Response

Mar 03, 2017

Georgia - Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS continue to pose a threat to mobile and migrant populations in Europe. Now the countries of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia are teaming up to reduce the threat posed by the two diseases.

Psychosocial Support Certificate Programme in Turkey Aids War-affected Communities

Feb 28, 2017

Turkey - On 25 February, IOM launched a certificate programme to train humanitarian workers in psychosocial support and conflict transformation for refugees in Turkey.

IOM Responds as Bitter Cold Adds to Misery in Conflict-affected Eastern Ukraine

Feb 07, 2017

Ukraine - IOM teams in Eastern Ukraine are responding with urgent aid for hundreds of thousands of people affected by the sharp escalation of conflict in recent days.

Turkey Hackathon Develops Solutions for Refugee Challenges

Feb 07, 2017

Turkey - From 3-5 February, 36 refugee and Turkish computer programmers and graphic designers participated in Turkey’s first ever coding marathon (Hackathon) to focus on easing the challenges faced by Syrian refugees in the...

IOM Turkey Helps Resettle Over 21,000 Refugees in 2016

Jan 17, 2017

Turkey - In 2016 IOM Turkey’s refugee resettlement program moved 21,120 refugees from Turkey to new homes abroad. This was double the previous year’s total and the largest number of refugees ever resettled by IOM Turkey in a...

Europe, US Support IOM Ukraine Crisis, Migration Management Projects

Dec 23, 2016

Ukraine - IOM has signed donor agreements in Ukraine for up to USD 40 million in the spheres of migration and border management, crisis response and IDP support with the EU, United Kingdom, and United