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28 Jun 2019 description

Beirut – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this month (June) noted its 100,000th resettlement of a refugee residing in Lebanon assisted in beginning a new life in a third country since fleeing the crisis in neighbouring Syria. This marks a significant milestone in IOM Lebanon’s resettlement efforts since the Syrian crisis first erupted in 2011.

Lebanon, a country of nearly six million, is home to an additional one million UN-registered refugees, mainly Syrian, although others hail from Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.

19 Feb 2019 description

This factsheet provides a statistical snapshot of UNHCR’s resettlement activities up to the end of December 2018. All figures are provisional and subject to change. Additional data can be accessed in UNHCR’s Resettlement Data Finder.

23 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – In the first six months of 2018, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the resettlement of 47,197 refugees departing from 106 different countries. The Organization plays a key role in the resettlement process by providing services that prepare refugees to integrate in their new countries.

14 Mar 2018 description


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

30 Jan 2018 description


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

24 Nov 2017 description


  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

17 Oct 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

31 Mar 2017 description

Lebanon - IOM has received CAD 2.6 million from the Government of Canada, through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Development (DFATD), to contribute towards the promotion of peace and stability in northern Lebanon.

The 24-month programme will enhance the local communities’ resilience and strengthen local government and civil society’s capacity to respond to urgent needs, mitigate tensions and avoid the escalation of conflict.

05 Jan 2017 description

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today transferred US$9.8 million onto the electronic food assistance cards which it provides to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This funding, from Canada, will benefit more than 310,000 people who depend entirely on humanitarian support.

16 Nov 2016 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today by the Government of Canada that it was resuming support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by donating Can$25 million for the essential health, education, relief and social services and humanitarian programmes that the Agency undertakes for the benefit of 5.3 million Palestine refugees.