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IOM-UN Migration Agency, Mission to Moldova Issues First Rapid Diaspora Survey Report Looking into Mobility-driven Impact of COVID-19

Jul 03, 2020

Chisinau – Remittances to Moldova are falling dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as migrants lose overseas jobs and return home, a new IOM survey has revealed. At the same time, their skills and savings could prove a boon...

IOM Organizing Transport Home for Hundreds of Stranded Tajik Migrants

Jun 19, 2020

Vienna - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is today supporting the voluntary return home of hundreds of Tajik migrants stranded at the Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan border due to restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID...

IOM Joins Call for Better Access to Remittances in Moldova

Jun 16, 2020

Today is the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) and IOM has added its voice to a call by Switzerland, United Kingdom, World Bank, UNDP and UNICEF to the Moldovan authorities to take a set of measures that would make remittances more...

IOM Survey: Eastern Ukraine micro/small-businesses require support in wake of COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020

Kyiv—Micro and small enterprises in Ukraine government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions have had to dismiss one in three employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, revealed...

IOM Turkey Calls for Greater Assistance for Migrants and Refugees as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Jun 05, 2020

Ankara - Turkey has the 10th highest number of COVID-19 cases globally, but strict measures implemented by the government have allowed it to flatten the curve, with new cases down to under 1,000 per day.  

IOM Supports COVID-19 Information Campaign on Belarus' Borders

May 27, 2020

With the support of the EU and the IOM Development Fund, IOM Belarus and the State Border Committee (SBC) are rolling out a new information campaign to strengthen the COVID-19 response at the land and air points of entry (PoEs). From today and...

New IOM Data Innovation Directory Provides Insight on Migration and Mobility in Times of Crisis

May 22, 2020

Berlin, Brussels – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a new data platform to better understand migration and human mobility in times of crisis through new data sources and methodologies such as...

“Clear and Present Crisis” in Russian Federation and Central Asia – IOM Launches Urgent Appeal

May 15, 2020

Moscow/Nur Sultan – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on Central Asia and the Russian Federation, where migration influences every aspect of daily life.   

'Sincere Talk' Social Media Campaign Fights Stigma in Armenia

May 12, 2020

Yerevan – A major new social media campaign has been launched in Armenia to raise awareness of health-related issues among migrants and the population at large.