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20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

02 Oct 2015 description


IOM Shelter Operations

IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.

17 Mar 2015 description


Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

22 Mar 2013 description

Geneve – Dans notre monde toujours plus mobile et interconnecté, la migration fait désormais partie intégrante de la vie d’environ 215 millions de migrants internationaux et de 740 millions de migrants internes. Elle influence aussi profondément la vie de leur famille restée au pays et celle des communautés d’origine, de transit et de destination du monde entier.

22 Mar 2013 description

GINEBRA, March 24th, 2013– En el mundo actual, cada vez más móvil e interconectado, la migración forma parte integrante de la vida de 215 millones de migrantes internacionales y de 740 millones de migrantes internos. Es más, tiene enormes repercusiones en las familias que permanecen en el país de origen, así como en las comunidades de migrantes en países de origen, de tránsito y de destino en todas partes del mundo.

22 Mar 2013 description

GENEVA, March 24th, 2013 - In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of about 215 million international and 740 million internal migrants. It also profoundly affects the lives of their families back home, as well as people in communities of migrant origin, transit and destination world-wide.

31 Jul 2001 description

By Christopher Lom, IOM Spokesperson
Kenya - Resettlement to the United States

An IOM charter flight with 355 refugees, including 53 children and 3 infants, left Nairobi last night bound for New York's JFK airport.

The group of Somalis, Ethiopians and one Sudanese was scheduled to arrive at 6.00 am local time today. The group, accepted by the US Government for resettlement under the family reunification scheme, all have family members living in the United States.