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A Story of HIV, Migration, Motherhood and CourageMay 14, 2021
On the third Sunday in May, each year, since 1983, countless thousands of people across the globe have come together to place candles in public places to remember those for have died with HIV/AIDS.
Among them are family members of migrants.
Moldova Opens First Shelter for Male Victims of TraffickingApr 28, 2021
There are over 25 million people forced to work in sectors such as agriculture, fishing, food processing, construction, and domestic work across the world. Overall, human trafficking creates US$150 million annually for criminal groups.
Chief of Staff visits Bosnia and HerzegovinaApr 23, 2021
IOM Chief of Staff Eugenio Ambrosi spent most of the week in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he and Chief of Mission Laura Lungarotti met the Minister of Security, Director of Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, Prime Minister of Una Sana Canton, and the Mayor of Bihać.
IOM Kosovo Assists Nine Migrants to Return Home to NepalApr 22, 2021
After many months far from their Asian home, nine Nepalese nationals have been helped by IOM to get back to their families. With tickets in hand, they morning they recently boarded a plane from Pristina airport to Istanbul, where another flight transferred them to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Drones Taking Young People to New Heights in Ukraine!Apr 15, 2021
In March, residents of Rozhysche in Ukraine, managed to identify a bulrush fire with a drone provided by IOM, and stopped it with the help of local firefighters, while schoolchildren of the Tiachiv amalgamated territorial community started sorting waste with IOM-provided bins.
Volunteering to Build CommunityMar 08, 2021
Born and raised in Libya, Qendresa Hoti and her family have just returned to their native Kosovo* after almost three decades away.
She is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry and currently lectures at a private university in Kosovo, where she applies the lessons she learned overseas.
Voice of the BeehiveFeb 12, 2021
Located just on the edge of the Syria-Turkey border, Hatay’s Reyhanlı district is a small residential area surrounded by green hills with extensive forests filled with various kinds of wildflowers. So, it is a promising landscape for migrant and host communities working in agriculture.
“Wear Your Mask, Don’t Mask Your Feelings”Feb 12, 2021
In addition to the toll COVID-19 has taken on our physical health, the United Nations has warned of a global mental health epidemic that could last for generations. This was addressed in the recent Policy Brief of the Secretary-General "COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health".That...