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IOM and the European Union Helping Thousands of Vulnerable Migrants to Get Home from Turkey

Ankara – Turkey hosts over four million migrants seeking a different life from the instability, uncertainty and poverty they have...

“Trafficking Thrives in a Data Vacuum” IOM Tells Expert Panel in Vienna

Vienna – Technology and trafficking were on the agenda at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna this week during the 19th Alliance against...

IOM and Turkey’s Migration Directorate – Six Years Working Together Against Human Trafficking

Antalya – A country surrounded by regional conflict and mass displacement, Turkey houses four million refugees and migrants.


The elegation of Japanese academics who met with IOM Chief of Mission Lars Johan Lönnback in Chisinau. Photo IOM Austria Vienna Regional Office

Japanese Scholars Visit Moldova to Discuss Labour Migration

A delegation of Japanese academics have met with IOM  at the UN House in Chisinau to discuss Moldovan labour migration to Italy.

Sumeyye Gedikoglu from the Turkish Municipalities Union describes cooperation on Social Cohesion with IOM programmes at UNECE in Geneva. Photo IOM Austria RO Vienna

Major UN Europe Meeting Hears About How Turkey Tackles Integration

IOM’s regional programmes in Turkey were presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva on 21 March as governments and...

First Migration Data Portal for Europe to be Launched at Regional UN Event | IOM Austria

First Migration Data Portal for Europe to be Launched at Regional UN Event

Regional Director Argentina Szabados will premiere a landmark migration data portal for Europe at a top-level UN meeting in Geneva next week. 


A Corner of the Universe: Dara’s Story

Like many hopeful new graduates around the world, Dara wanted to take a leap of faith.

The Great Tajik Bake-Off!

Khursheda Ilchibekova has dreamed of having her own bakery since she was ten years old.

New Data on Population Movements in the Western Balkans

In 2018, a total of 61,0121 irregular migrants were officially registered by the authorities in the Western Balkan countries -- five times more...



Two Irish diaspora experts discuss diaspora matters with IOM Albania's Guri Daco

Expert Views at the Albanian Diaspora Summit

Mathieu Luciano, Senior Counter-Trafficking Specialist at IOM HQ discusses trafficking trends, issues and concerns on a visit to our Regional Office in Vienna

Trafficking Trends and Topics

IOM helps Ukrainian border guards with staff recruitment and gender equality. Report from Ukrainian TV

Gender equality on Ukraine's Borders

Human Trafficking Video from IOM Skopje | IOM Austria - Regional Office

Human Trafficking Video from IOM Skopje


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