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Strengthening Efforts to Tackle Human Traffickers in Georgia

Jul 05, 2007

A new IOM programme aimed at strengthening the capacity of Georgian
officials in tackling human trafficking and smuggling has begun
with a particular focus on targeting the perpetuators of the crime.

Enhancing Benefits of Remittances

Jun 21, 2007

The Albanian government, together with IOM, the International
Labour Organization (ILO) and other partners has put forward a
draft national action plan on remittances, aimed at enhancing the

Kosovar Children Evacuated to Sarajevo for Cardiac Surgery

May 28, 2007

IOM has evacuated seven Kosovar children suffering from severe
congenital heart anomalies from Pristina to Sarajevo in Bosnia and
Herzegovina (BiH) for cardiac surgery.

Mobile Phone Operators Join the Counter-Trafficking Battle

Apr 23, 2007

IOM and three leading mobile phone operators in Ukraine will sign
an agreement tomorrow which paves the way for a partnership in
efforts to counter human trafficking.

Reintegration Assistance for Former Ministry of Defence Personnel

Apr 12, 2007

The IOM office in Sarajevo has launched an information campaign to
notify military and civilian personnel from the Ministry of Defence

Government of Moldova Assists Victims of Trafficking with IOM Support

Feb 26, 2007

The IOM office in Chisinau and the Moldovan Ministry of Social
Protection, Family and Child have launched a National Referral
System to provide long-term protection and assistance to former and

IOM Centre Marks Milestone in Bid to Help Trafficked Victims

Feb 08, 2007

An IOM medical rehabilitation centre for victims of trafficking in
Ukraine which today marks its fifth anniversary, has now provided
1,000 women with essential assistance to help them recover from

Labour Migration in the CIS region

Dec 07, 2006

The Russian version of the IOM Handbook on Establishing Effective
Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination
was launched at a regional workshop on labour migration in the CIS

First Helpline Dedicated to Migration and Trafficking Issues

Nov 23, 2006

The first helpline dedicated to providing information and
counselling on regular migration and on trafficking issues has been
launched by IOM in Albania in close coordination with Albanian