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Helping Refugees in TurkeyNov 16, 2016
Ankara - Turkey is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world with over 2.5 million. Many of these refugees are Syrian who have fled the ongoing war. As they try to rebuild their lives, IOM continues to provide multi-sector assistance to refugees throughout the...
Cash Assistance to Vulnerable IDPs in UkraineNov 11, 2016
Kyiv - In 2016, IOM provided cash assistance to over 6,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 13 regions of Ukraine within the project, funded by the Government of Germany. Elderly people aged 70 and over, families with three or more children, disabled people, and...
Deported and Banned from Living with Family: A Young Tajik’s StoryNov 03, 2016
Dushanbe - We meet Shahzoda in an isolated dusty village in Tajikistan’s Farkhor district. Just a few kilometers from the Afghan border, many here are already preparing for the winter and huge piles of hay blossom from under corrugated iron roofs.
Conflict and the Elderly: Perspectives from UkraineOct 23, 2015
Kyiv - Ukraine has more than one million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the United Nations estimates that 60% of the registered ones are pensioners. Elderly are among the most vulnerable groups and are often neglected in situation of conflict and violence.
IOM Cash Aid for Displaced People in UkraineAug 21, 2015
Kyiv - Over 2,500 vulnerable families displaced to the Kharkiv Region, which borders the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine, have already received cash assistance from the EU and Norway in the framework of the IOM project launched in July. These are over 3,500 women and the same...
IOM Reintegration Programme Helps Kosovar MigrantsJul 03, 2015
Pristina - The majority of the migrants taking part in the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme by IOM Hungary are people of Kosovar origin. Currently, the struggling economy, which results in a lack of prospects, is the major push factor for the people...
IOM Humanitarian Border Management Programme continues in TajikistanJul 01, 2014
Dushanbe - During the period April–May 2014, IOM Tajikistan has delivered the 5th and 6th rounds of ten-day joint “Humanitarian Border Management” (HBM) workshops targeting 15 Tajik and 24 Afghan personnel of border crossing points of the two countries.
IOM Tajikistan provides fuel to mudslide-affected areasMay 26, 2014
Norak – The IOM mission in Tajikistan successfully delivered 1500 litres of fuel to operate machines excavating debris in the town of Norak. From the 9th to the 12th of May, torrential rains triggered floods and mudslides in several villages of Khatlon and Sughd provinces,...
Migrants: An Invisible Force in Central Asia
Almaty – One in four Central Asians are migrants, meaning ten million people are on the move, often irregularly, in search of work. High unemployment, growing populations and low wages propel people from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, who face exploitation, trafficking...