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IOM Grantees Showcase Their Wares at Kyiv Street Festival

Oct 16, 2018

Kyiv – Thousands of people have been given help to start their own businesses since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.

IOM-MARRI Regional Strategic Exchange for Western Balkans Focusses on Coordinated Migration Response

Oct 16, 2018

The Western Balkans sub-region currently hosts thousands of irregular migrants, stranded in a limbo between their countries of origin (mainly Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan) and the countries they are trying to reach in the EU. IOM...

IOM Marks 20 Years of Counter-Trafficking in Ukraine

Oct 12, 2018

Kyiv – Human trafficking is an acute challenge for Ukraine, with over 1,200 victims identified and assisted last year alone by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

Act Now On Migrant Health, IOM Tells UN General Assembly

Sep 27, 2018

The UN Migration Agency has added its voice to the call for better healthcare in Europe and Central Asia.

At the first of three IOM side events on health at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly today (27/9) in New York, IOM Regional...

Rapid Tuberculosis Treatment Will Help Migrants, Says IOM in Tajikistan

Sep 14, 2018

Dushanbe – Rapid tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics methods and new drugs for drug-resistant forms of TB with short-term treatment regimens were at the centre stage of a two-day conference on Integrated Tuberculosis Control in Central...

Over One Fifth of Irregular Migrants to Europe Coming by Land: New IOM Report

Sep 14, 2018

Vienna — While the perilous and deadly Mediterranean sea migration route is well known, new figures from IOM show that more than one in five people arriving irregularly in Europe do so by land.  

“Focus on People” IOM Regional Director Tells Key Academic Conference in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Sep 07, 2018

Ohrid – With over one billion people on the move globally, and 250 million international migrants, the scale of the migration phenomenon often masks the fact that every migrant has a unique story.

“Focus on People” Regional Director Tells Key Academic Conference in FYR of Macedonia

Sep 06, 2018

With over one billion people on the move globally, and 250 million international migrants, the scale of the migration phenomenon often masks the fact that every migrant has a unique story. This was the theme of a keynote speech delivered by IOM’s...

Promoting Regional Cooperation on Combatting Human Trafficking in Central Asia

Sep 01, 2018

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has co-organized a second regional forum bringing together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to discuss cross-border cooperation to combat human...