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Increased Secondary Displacement in Western Balkans – New IOM Data

Aug 01, 2018

Increased sea and land arrivals to Greece, and the prolonged stay of migrants in the reception centres in transit countries, appear to have triggered an increase in secondary movement through the Western Balkan countries, specifically through...

Focus on Borders on World Anti-Trafficking Day

Jul 30, 2018

On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30/07), new data released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, show that in the last ten years, almost 80 per cent of journeys undertaken by victims trafficked internationally cross through...

First-Ever Global Compact for Migration Finalized

Jul 16, 2018

Work on the final text of the Global Compact for Migration was completed at the UN in New York on Friday, and the much-heralded document is slated for adoption at an Intergovernmental Conference in Morocco in December. 

“It is immensely...

World Premieres Make Classical Music History in Vienna and Give Voice to Migration Stories

Jun 29, 2018

Vienna – The “Voices of Migration” concert, the first ever musical event of its kind to be held at the United Nations, took place in the Rotunda of United Nations Vienna International Center yesterday, showcasing the richness of...

Migrants and Refugees Increasingly Choosing Turkey as Final Destination

Jun 18, 2018

IOM’s latest Flow Monitoring Survey in Turkey shows that a majority of migrants and refugees leaving their countries of origin have reported Turkey as their intended destination at the time of departure from their country of origin, especially...

Ukraine “Europe’s Largest Crisis”: IOM Regional Director on Visit to Eastern Ukraine

Jun 12, 2018

Kyiv – “Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars,” according to Argentina Szabados, IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Regional Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “Now in...

Anti-Trafficking Campaigners bring Traffic to a Standstill in Moldovan Capital

Jun 12, 2018

Chisinau — In the first three months of 2018, Moldovan authorities registered 44 cases of trafficking in persons, which involved 108 victims including 22 children.

IOM, KOICA Sign Agreement on Implementation of New Water Project in Azerbaijan

Jun 12, 2018

Baku – Today (12/06) in Baku, IOM and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) formally begin a new humanitarian initiative in Azerbaijan.

Equipping Georgian Police for Better Border Management

Jun 12, 2018

Over 500 tablet computers have been distributed by IOM and the EU  to Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The equipment will strengthen capacities in developing intelligence-led policing and crime prevention in the country, streamlining...