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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...

Farm Slaves Rescued in Ukraine

Oct 18, 2019

Kyiv – On EU Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October, the Ministry of Social Policy and the National Police of Ukraine revealed the details of a shocking case of mass trafficking during a press conference in

Forced Movement of Migrants in Bosnia Sparks Warning of Humanitarian Emergency

Oct 17, 2019

Sarajevo - Serious concerns have been expressed in Bosnia at the forcible transfer of large numbers of migrants to an already overcrowded and dangerous accommodation centre.

Right to Migrant Health Key to Sustainable Development, IOM tells IPU

Oct 15, 2019

Belgrade – The right to health is a fundamental right of all human beings, irrespective of their legal status, IOM’s Senior Migration Health Advisor for South-eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Centra

Career Changes Help Ukraine Displaced Survive – New IOM Survey

Oct 11, 2019

Kyiv – The conflict and related economic crisis in Ukraine steer people to make unexpected choices to earn their living.

IOM, Belarus Broaden Cooperation on Voluntary Return

Oct 11, 2019

Minsk – This week (09/10) IOM Minsk, the Ministry of Interior and the State Border Committee of Belarus signed a Protocol of Intention on cooperation in the field of assisted voluntary return and rein

New Challenges Posed by East-West Brain Drain Warns IOM at High-Level Vienna event

Oct 07, 2019

Vienna - Central and Eastern European countries are seeing dramatic shifts in their migration patterns, changing the makeup of communities and posing heretofore unseen challenges, warned IOM at a major conference on the “brain drain” phenomenon...

Tapping into the Albanian Scientific Diaspora

Oct 04, 2019

Tirana – Over 1.4 million Albanians currently live outside the country, representing a huge and largely untapped opportunity for economic and social development.  

IOM in Turkey and Greece Respond to Surge in Humanitarian Needs as Migrant Numbers Rise

Sep 27, 2019

Ankara/Athens – At the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Western Turkey warehouse in the port city of Izmir, stocks of basic supplies – food, water, blankets, shoes, and clothing – are nearly depleted.