Liaison Office for UN Agencies and other International Organizations based in Vienna, Austria
Death and Desperation on Turkey’s EU Border
Undeterred by the bitter cold, hundreds of migrants like Muhammed and Madiha have tried to cross from Turkey to Greece through the north-western province of Edirne over the last few weeks. Many end up in limbo, unable to go forward or back.
IOM Belarus and the messaging app Viber have launched a sticker pack called “Cat on the Move” specially designed by Mitya Pislyak, a famous Belarusian illustrator and artist, to promote safe migration and combat human trafficking.
Fighting Terror and Making Travel Safer: IOM-sponsored Event in Azerbaijan
As a country located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Azerbaijan is striving to become a transportation hub connecting Europe and Asia. An important step in this direction is the introduction of systems which provide the government with advanced data on passengers and cargo to conduct pre-clearance, facilitating public security as well as travel.
Aid workers are subjeced to enormous amounts of stress, not only during emergencies, but from what they see and hear from the people with whom they interact as part of their jobs. What happens when the carers need care?
Heartbreak as Women and Children Perish in Migrant Shipwreck
“I saw some light of hope in people’s eyes hoping that their children or wives were alive but I had to give them the terrible news that some of their family members had died." IOM Turkey Rescue Worker describes the pain of the latest tragedy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Ukrainians are starting to pay more attention to what they purchase, wear, eat, drink and throw away. Usually, when a brand or a product is described as sustainable, only its environmental impact is considered, but IOM Ukraine aims to draw more attention to the issues of human rights and social responsibility among consumers.ukr
Brussels/Geneva – Three UN agencies are calling on European States to increase resources and practical support for their school systems to ensure all refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children can access and stay in quality education.