Call for Action on International Day on Family Remittances
Three-quarters of the world's migrants work in countries where 75 per cent of the globe's COVID-19 cases have been reported. A total of 90 per cent of global remittances are sent by migrants from these countries. There's a 20 per cent projected slump in 2020 remittances. That equates to US$110 billion.
IOM Calls for Greater Assistance for Migrants and Refugees as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease
As lock-down restrictions ease in the world’s largest refugee-hosting country, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants continue face elevated levels of risk. Many are trying to return to work but can’t afford basic personal protective equipment (PPE) or pay for medical services should they fall ill.
IOM Supports COVID-19 Information Campaign on Belarus' Borders
From today and every day, 1,500 foreigners and Belarusian citizens will receive up-to-date information on COVID-19 prevention measures at the when they enter Belarus, thanks to a new initiative funded by the EU and the IOM Development Fund.
Presidential Decree “of Immense Help” to Vulnerable Migrants in Russian Federation – IOM
The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of international labour migrants in the Russian Federaiton stranded or facing uncertain futures. A new Presidential Decree to regulate the legal status of foreign nationals for an interim period of three months has been warmly welcomed by IOM as it means that migrants will not have to pay fees for permits, allowing them to find jobs more quickly and to retain their legal status.