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

Oct 11, 2021

IOM’s newly appointed Deputy Director General Amy Pope has completed her two-day visit to Turkey. The mission to the region was her first since she assumed her new role as DDG at the beginning of September, and included a two-day visit to Greece...

Potential Uzbek Migrants Given Practical Skills Before They Travel

Oct 07, 2021

Migrants face many challenges abroad, but the main difficulties are those linked to skills, qualifications, and readiness for a decent job. Once abroad, migrants are hit by the mismatch and under-utilization of skills, the lack of employment or...

New Approaches to Reintegration of Returning Migrants in Georgia

Sep 28, 2021

Mirroring the accelerated rate of emigration from Georgia, the scale of returns to Georgia has been growing significantly in over the last decade. Over 23,000 Georgian migrants are known to have returned home during the first six months of the...

IOM and UNHCR Urge Access to Migrants Stranded on Belarus Border

Sep 22, 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have called for immediate access to migrants stranded between Belarus and the European Union.

Four individuals have already died, and many others are in...

Migrants Warned of Dangers of Land Mines on the Balkan Route

Aug 10, 2021

Drowning. Assault. Gender-based violence. Extortion. Racism. These are just some of the dangers migrants routinely face as they try to enter Western Europe on the so-called Balkan route.  

To that list add land mines.  

The Bosnia...

SEEECA Countries Star in Global Anti-Trafficking Report

Jul 29, 2021

Countries in the SEEECA region have been singled out for special praise in the annual TiP (Trafficking in Persons) Report, issued earlier this month by the US Government.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Uzbekistan received special mention for...

Belarusian Authorities Receive Trafficking Training

Jul 28, 2021

Minsk - IOM Belarus has just completed a series of nationwide training sessions for local labour and social protection authorities. Over 100 people were trained in  identification, referral and reintegration of victims of human trafficking, in...

Vienna Regional Office Top IOM Contributor to UN 2030 Agenda

Jul 06, 2021

The contribution made by IOM’s Vienna Regional Office to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN’s 2030 Agenda was affirmed this week with the news that it has topped an organization-wide table.

To mark five years of...

Op Ed: The Future of Development is Digital

Jun 15, 2021

On the International Day of Family Remittances, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director for Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Simone Giger, Head of SDC’s Global Programme for Migration and Development, look at how the financial...