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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.   

Women and Young People Crucial to Successful Migration

Nov 29, 2019

Tashkent – There are two keys to the success of global migration: youth and women.

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...

Regional Director Begins Series of Central Asian Engagements

Nov 26, 2019

Regional Director Argentina Szabados is in Central Asia for a series of engagements. Her first stop was Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she met Vice Prime Minister Altynay Omurbekova, along with new sub-regional coordinator for Central Asia, Zeynal...

Swiss Secretariat for Migration Visits Vienna Regional Office

Nov 21, 2019

Mr Karl Lorenz, Head of Section Third Countries and Multilateral Affairs of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), visited IOM’s Vienna regional office today (21 November) to discuss the office’s priorities and strategies with the...

IOM Shares Non-Aligned Movement Vision for Peace and Development, Regional Director Tells Baku Summit

Oct 29, 2019

Baku – An integrated response is essential for global peace, stable societies, sustainable development and well-managed migration.

IOM Turkey mourns the loss of a dear colleague

Oct 22, 2019

IOM Turkey lost a treasured colleague last week. Selin Avşarcan was born in 1987 in Denizli, a town in southwestern Turkey. After completing her high school studies in Denizli, she was accepted to Hacettepe University Faculty of Letters and...