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Heartbreak as Women and Children Perish in Migrant Shipwreck

Jan 14, 2020

Çeşme, Western Turkey – “I saw some light of hope in people’s eyes hoping that their children or wives were alive but I had to give them the terrible news that some of their family members had died. Then I saw the deepest level...

Regional Migration Data Exchange Platform Changes Hands

Dec 31, 2019

The head of IOM in North Macedonia, Sonja Bozinovska Petrushevska and MARRI (Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative) Regional Centre Director Sashko Kocev this week signed an Agreement on the Regional Migration Data Exchange Platform, ...

From human resources to human capital – IOM supports modernization of the State Migration Service of Ukraine

Dec 23, 2019

The State Migration Service (SMS) of Ukraine recently won a competition for best talent management practices, arranged by the National Agency for Civil Service. For a huge state body with 5,000 staff and 586 regional departments, this achievement...

Music the Medium, Migration the Message as GMFF closes in Vienna

Dec 18, 2019

The magical muses of music and cinema were celebrated in Vienna, city of music and migration, as the Global Migration Film Festival ended on International Migrants Day.

A screening of the captivating “All People’s Orquestra” took place in...

Bringing the EU and Georgia Closer

Dec 13, 2019

Tblisi – With its third anniversary approaching, an EU-Georgia visa liberalization agreement has let half a million Georgians access visa-free travel to the Schengen Zone, participants at an Internati

IOM Responds as Deep Winter Compounds Hardship of Conflict-Affected Communities in Ukraine

Dec 06, 2019

Kramatorsk – Temperatures have started plummeting in eastern Ukraine, once again imperiling hundreds of thousands of forgotten people affected by the conflict largely forgotten by the world.  

East Europeans Easy Prey for Traffickers Despite High Level of Knowledge: IOM Survey

Dec 03, 2019

Kyiv – High levels of knowledge about human trafficking do not translate into lower vulnerability, a new IOM survey* in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine has revealed.   

Focus on Social Cohesion at IOM Co-Hosted Global Municipal Forum in Turkey

Nov 28, 2019

Gaziantep – Leaders from four continents gathered in Gaziantep, Turkey, this week (26-27/11) to share local solutions for achieving social and economic inclusion of migrants and refugees.

Undoing Decades of Environmental Harm in Azerbaijan

Nov 26, 2019

Baku – A part of the Soviet Union until 1991, Azerbaijan has since independence experienced rapid economic growth. The new wealth has come with an environmental cost, adding to decades of pollution from petrochemical industries...