Press Releases

Death and Desperation on Turkey’s EU Border

Edirne – Madiha Asif is pregnant with twins and suffering abdominal pain. She and her husband, Muhammed, sit huddled under a thermal blanket with...

“Struggling to get through each day.” New IOM IDP Survey from Ukraine

Kyiv – The plight of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine continues, more than five years into the conflict...

Global Messaging App, IOM and a Cat Team Up to Promote Safe Migration in Belarus

Minsk – Coming to your phone soon: A cat from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, or in the snow in downtown Minsk.    


On International Mother Tongue Day, as an appreciation for their work, certificates were given to language teachers by Ms. Anna Rostocka, IOM Chief of Mission in Kosovo

Celebrating Mother Tongue Day in Kosovo

To mark International Mother Language Day on February 21, IOM Kosovo organized an event to promote language and cultural diversity, while ...

International Migrants Day around the Region

The magical muses of music and cinema were celebrated in Vienna, city of music and migration, as the Global Migration Film...

Sanja Celebic-Lukavac opens the Global Migration Film Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia

Thousands Participate in GMFF Across the Region

Our Missions joined over 100 IOM venues across the globe for the fourth Global Migration Film Festival between its opening in late November and...


Who Cares for the Carers?

“When my work is done, and I return home, I cannot get over what I witnessed during the day.

Ukraine's "Secret Gardener" Finds Solace After Hell of Conflict

Andrii is a radio engineer by profession, who did a year-long stint as a navy seal in the east of Ukraine.

What's in the Box?

IOM promotes sustainable production, fights exploitation in Ukraine

Two thirds of consumers worldwide are ready to pay...


IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF Urge European States to Boost Education for Refugee and Migrant Children

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.


Sanjar Toshbaev, IOM Country Manager in Uzbekistan, discusses the need for online campaigns to help prevent human trafficking

Fighting Trafficking Online in Central Asia

Director General Antonio Vitorino outlines the importance of Data Protection

Data Protection Day, January 28th - IOM Director General's message

Raad, the Syrian barber who is making a go of it in Turkey

We Work Together

An overview of the fourth Global Migration Film Festival in Belarus

GMFF in Belarus


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