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New Registration Centre Provides Essential Services for Irregular Migrants in Albania

Jun 27, 2017

Albania – A new centre for Registration and Temporary Accommodation for irregular migrants was opened last week, in Gerhot, Albania, close to Kakavija Border Crossing Point with Greece. The new facility was established by IOM,...

EUR 20 Million EU Project in Support of Turkish Coast Guard Seeks to Save More Migrant Lives

Jun 16, 2017

Turkey - On 15 June, the Turkish Coastguard (TUR CG) received in Antalya two search and rescue vessels. 

Thousands of Georgian Youngsters at Risk of Substance Abuse Reached with IOM’s “Life is Better” Campaign

Jun 16, 2017

Georgia - In response to high rates of substance abuse among Georgian youth, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has implemented a pioneering information campaign on prevention of substance abuse among inte

UN Migration Agency, EU Boost Access to Health Centres along Turkish-Syrian Border

Jun 06, 2017

Turkey - Today (06/06), the UN Migration Agency (IOM) handed over medical equipment worth nearly a quarter of a million Euro to Turkey’s Saraykent Migrant Health Training Centre to provide medical ser

'Life is Better' Without Substance Abuse: New UN Migration Agency Campaign Launched in Georgia

Jun 06, 2017

Georgia - Substance abuse by children is a growing problem in Georgia, particularly among migrant populations.

IOM, EU, Turkey Cooperate on EUR 8.5 Million Migration and Border Management Projects

Jun 02, 2017

Turkey - Millions of migrants and refugees have passed through or settled in Turkey in recent years, with over one million making the sea journey to Greece since 2015.

Conflict-Displaced Ukrainians Surviving on Just USD 2.50 Per Day: IOM

May 16, 2017

Ukraine - Two-thirds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine have barely enough funds to buy food.

Visa-Free EU Travel for Ukrainians Supported, Welcomed by IOM

May 12, 2017

Ukraine - The Council of the European Union yesterday (11/05) approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians. It is expected that the visa-free scheme between the EU and Ukraine will enter into force in early June.

International Migration Law and Human Rights of Migrants on Agenda in Turkmenistan

May 05, 2017

Turkmenistan - The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has recently adopted a national action plan on combating human trafficking in March. Alongside this development has come a focus on human rights issues including migrants’...