Press Releases

Regional and Global Cooperation Essential for Migration Management, Says New IOM Deputy Director General on First Field Visit to Turkey

IOM’s newly appointed Deputy Director General Amy Pope has completed her two-day visit to Turkey.

Potential Uzbek Migrants Given Practical Skills Before They Travel

Migrants face many challenges abroad, but the main difficulties are those linked to skills, qualifications, and readiness for a decent job.

New Approaches to Reintegration of Returning Migrants in Georgia

Mirroring the accelerated rate of emigration from Georgia, the scale of returns to Georgia has been growing significantly in over the last decade.


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).


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. 

Sarajevo, Where the Walls Breathe

“We suffered a lot during the war and we did not have a way to express it,” sighs Rikardo Druškić, a street artist living in Sarajevo.

Swimming Against the Odds

As athletes compete for Gold in the Tokyo Paralympics, Olympic hopefuls including disabled swimmer Alireza in Turkey, watch on. Inspired and motivated, he waits for his turn to join the Olympic games.