Press Releases

The Future of Family Remittances is Digital

The following is a summary of a report by IOM, published in full in November 2021, on the role of digital remittances in mitigating the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and communities in the Russian Federation and

World Migration Report 2022 launched

IOM today launched its flagship World Migration Report 2022 which reveals a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict and violence at a time when global mobility ground to a halt due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

IOM and Partners Scaling Up Aid for Migrants and Refugees Stranded in Belarus

Minsk – In response to the situation at the Belarusian-EU border, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners have scaled up their assistance for migrants and refugees, providing humanitarian aid at the border and


IOM Ukraine is offering an interactive experience to Instagram users with its new digital campaign “No single portrait”.

WDATiP around the Region

From Instagram campaigns to press conferences and art installations, we take a look at how IOM is advocating for and with survivors of the lucrative and lethal crime of human trafficking.
US-based Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute, Kathleen Newland, keynote speaker

Diaspora Policy Must Start With Economic Policy

“Diaspora policy in a country like Moldova needs to begin with economic policy”, stressed Steven Fisher, British Ambassador to Moldova, speaking at online policy dialogue on International Remittances Day.
File photo with IOM Moldova Chief of Mission Lars Johan Lonnback (left) during the first COVID wave in Moldova

Launch of Moldova Migration Data Profile

IOM in Moldova recently released a new Migration Data Profile for the country, created by the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC).


IOM and UN Help Returned Armenian Migrants Back to Work During Pandemic

IOM Armenia has implemented a joint programme funded by the UN's Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to support labour migrants to set-up small enterprises.

Migration and displacement in Armenia: Three stories of loss and perseverance

Migration and displacement are often expressed in big themes and numbers: thousands of refugees, tons of humanitarian aid, hundreds of shelters.

The Faces Behind the Masks

A simple mask-making workshop in the Serbian capital Belgrade has helped more than 500 people learn new skills, get to know new people, and even get to know themselves better. 


On the International Day of Family Remittances, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director for Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Simone Giger, Head of SDC’s Global Programme for Migration and Development, look at how the financial sector can contribute to an equitable recovery

“Luck would not have happened without misfortune’s help.”

This traditional saying could eventually prove a true outcome for the plight of migrant workers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.