Press Releases

COVID-19 Forces Huge Numbers of Ukrainians Home to Face Fraught Future

Kyiv – The largest country completely within Europe, Ukraine is facing a myriad of complex challenges in the face of the COVID-19...

Trafficking Victims Join Fight Against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

Baku – Face masks, along with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, have become emblematic of the COVID-19 epoch. 

Isolated by Conflict, Age and Pandemic, Ukraine’s Elderly Face Hardship with Dignity

Lidiia is 80 years old and lives alone: her husband passed away ten years ago. Her son, who has a disability, now lives at a nursing home because...



On 31 March, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the SEEECA region increased by more than 15 per cent in 24 hours.  The highest number of cases...

COVID-19 Resources from the United Nations

This page brings together information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations regarding the current outbreak...

Taking part in the simulated counter-trafficking exercise in Bosnia last week

Simulated Counter-Smuggling Exercise Takes Place in Bosnia

IOM's Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week organized a two-day bilateral simulation/desktop exercise on joint cross border operation for...


From Bangladesh to Belarus – Advice from Dr Hasan

“Panic makes our immune systems weak. The key thing is to follow recommendations and stay positive.”

Awaken, the morning Nowruz breeze is showering the garden with flowers

Those lines are uppermost on the minds of millions of people in at least 21 countries – plus millions more migrants around the globe - as they...

An Inspirational Colleague

Disability inclusion activist, human rights advocate, accessibility evangelist. This is Milica Trpevska, IOM Project Assistant seconded to MARRI (...



Interview with Dr Hasan Imrul

From Bangladesh to Belarus

IOM Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Peter Van der Auweraert Discusses COVID-19's impact

Peter's Pride

Blind since bortjh, IOM staffer Milica Trpevska is a true hero

Milica's story

IWD 2020 Message from DG Vitorino

IWD 2020 Message from DG Vitorino


Let's share it with the world

i am a migrant is a campaign and platform. We create a place for the personal stories of migrants. We want to challenge the anti-migrant...