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IOM Appeals for Funds, Mobilizes Staff

Aug 18, 2008

IOM is appealing to international donors for an initial US$ 1.9
million to provide emergency logistical support, shelter and
non-food assistance to tens of thousands of Internally Displaced

Government of Turkey Launches Counter-Trafficking Information Campaign

Jun 30, 2008

Turkey has launched a national multimedia information campaign to
combat human trafficking with the release of a 30-second commercial
developed with IOM with the support of the European Union.

Tajikistan's Artists Unite Against Human Trafficking

Apr 14, 2008

As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness in the general public
on the issue of human trafficking, IOM and Tajikistan's
Inter-Ministerial Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons

Information Campaign in Moldova Targets Students

Apr 03, 2008

IOM and partners have launched a new information campaign in
Moldova aimed at students wanting to participate in the highly
popular summer work and travel programme (SWT) in the United
States.

New Efforts to Help Ukrainians Make Informed Decision On Working Abroad

Mar 27, 2008

A new information campaign has been launched by IOM in a bid to
help Ukrainians make informed decisions before leaving to work
abroad.

Efforts to Engage Moldova's Church Leaders in Counter-Trafficking Gather Momentum

Feb 28, 2008

More than 700 priests and pastors are now involved in
counter-trafficking prevention techniques in Moldova thanks to
efforts by IOM and its partners to engage religious leaders in the

Counter-Trafficking Training for Georgian Soldiers

Feb 28, 2008

More than 300 Georgian soldiers, both commissioned and
non-commissioned officers, have completed an IOM training on
combating human trafficking in the country.

Nationwide Information Campaign to Prevent Human Trafficking Launched in Ukraine

Feb 11, 2008

The IOM office in Ukraine and Galnaftogas, one of the leading oil
companies in Ukraine, are signing a Memorandum of Intent to join
forces to combat human trafficking.

Counter Trafficking Training Centre Opens

Jan 07, 2008

IOM, the government of Tajikistan and the Tajik State National
University have opened a training centre at the university's law
faculty in Dushanbe to combat human trafficking.