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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...

Back on Track: Republic of Moldova Redoubles Efforts to Tackle Trafficking

Jun 01, 2018

Chisinau — After being downgraded last year in the influential US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Government of the Republic of Moldova ha

“See a child begging? Call the police!” UN Migration Agency Calls on Ukrainians to Fight Child Exploitation

May 22, 2018

Kyiv – We see them in the metro. We see them in pedestrian tunnels. We see them in the streets. Every day we see begging children, but usually we just ignore them.

Facing Complex and Evolving Migration Patterns Across South-eastern, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

May 22, 2018

Vienna – Global migration dynamics are becoming ever more complex, and nowhere is this truer than in the region encompassed by IOM’s Vienna Regional Office: South-eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, and C

New Engagement Opportunities for Albanian Diaspora in Italy

May 18, 2018

Lazio – Albanian diaspora individuals shall have more opportunities to contribute to the socio-economic development of Albania.