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14 Dec 2018 description

Comunicado de prensa conjunto OIM y ACNUR

GINEBRA, 14 de diciembre de 2018 – Debiendo enfrentar el mayor flujo de población en América Latina en años recientes, 95 organizaciones que cubren 16 países han estado trabajando conjuntamente a fin de establecer una respuesta integral a las urgentes necesidades de millones de migrantes y refugiados de Venezuela y sus comunidades de acogida. Este esfuerzo es coordinado por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y por OIM, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones.

14 Dec 2018 description

Geneva — Today (14/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is releasing A Framework for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) to guide policymakers and practitioners’ work in this important field.

AVRR programmes help migrants who are unwilling or unable to stay in their host countries return to their countries of origin. IOM started implementing AVRR programmes in 1979 and has since then provided return and reintegration support to over 1.6 million people.

14 Dec 2018 description

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

13 Dec 2018 description

By: Wakanyi Hoffman, Angela Wells

Djibouti – An important seaport country in the Horn of Africa occupied by less than a million people, Djibouti is at the crossroads of one of the most transited and increasingly dangerous migration routes in the world.

With neighbouring Somalia to the Southeast, Ethiopia to the West and South and Eritrea to the North, Djibouti is a patchwork of ethnicities: its citizens descendants of European 19th century settlers, the Afar from Ethiopia, and the French-speaking Somali.

12 Dec 2018 description


Approximately 40 individuals returned to their homes in Hrawa after having been displaced to Aljufra and Ejdabia in 2016; reported priority needs of the returnees include NFIs and access to cash.
Furthermore, an estimated 350 migrants arrived to Hrawa from Ejdabia, Aljufra and Alkufra; some looking for job opportunities while others plan to continue their journey to other destinations.


11 Dec 2018 description

Ciudad de Panamá – El ACNUR, la Agencia de Refugiados de la ONU, y la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), presentaron la semana pasada la campaña #SomosLoMismo, que promueve el respeto, la solidaridad y la empatía entre los panameños y los extranjeros.

11 Dec 2018 description

Nouakchott – Officials representing more than 30 African countries gathered last week (3-6 December) in Mauritania for two capacity building workshops on migration data and civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). The workshops were jointly organized by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), and the African Union Commission (AUC).

11 Dec 2018 description

Panama City – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) last week presented the #SomosLoMismo (We are the same) campaign, aiming to promote respect, solidarity, and empathy between Panamanians and foreigners.

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – On Universal Health Coverage Day (12/12) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other global partners are promoting efforts to ensure Universal Health Coverage (UHC) indeed becomes a reality.

11 Dec 2018 description

Bangkok – Following yesterday’s adoption of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by 164 countries, border management specialists from around the world are today (11/12) gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, for the 5th Border Management & Identity Conference (BMIC) on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building.

10 Dec 2018 description

Marrakesh, Morocco – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today hailed the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, calling it an historic achievement by the international community.

“Migration is the great issue of our era,” said IOM’s Director General António Vitorino and “the adoption of the Compact by an overwhelming majority of UN Member States should lead to a more balanced discourse, better policies and more widespread cooperation on migration.”

09 Dec 2018 description

Introduction: Time to invest in migration data

Frank Laczko, Emma Borgnäs and Marzia Rango

The need for better data on migration

07 Dec 2018 description

Athens – IOM (UN Migration) is providing temporary shelter and protection services to 2,518 vulnerable migrants and refugees who were transferred from the North-eastern Aegean islands to hotels on the Greek mainland.

07 Dec 2018 description

Djibouti City – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) co-hosted a conference of seven nations in Djibouti this week to strengthen the humanitarian response to migrants in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Gulf countries on the eve of UN-sponsored peace talks between warring factions in Yemen.

04 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 107,583 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. This is the fifth straight year during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (164,908) and 2016 (351,076).

IOM Italy

03 Dec 2018 description

This report contains findings of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) conducted between 11 December 2017 and 11 February 2018 by IOM field staff in provinces of Edirne, İzmir, Kocaeli, Konya, Bursa, Bilecik, Burdur, Çorum, Eskişehir, Samsun, Mersin, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Van.

The survey gathers information about migrants’ profiles, including age, gender, areas of origin, levels of education and employment status before migration, key transit points on their route, cost of the journey, reasons for moving and intentions.

30 Nov 2018 description

Ginebra – Marcando el 20º aniversario de las Directrices sobre Desplazamiento Interno, la OIM en su calidad de Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración lanzó ayer (15/11) la campaña digital ‘Holding On’ a fin de concientizar acerca del problema de las personas desplazadas internamente (IDPs por su sigla en inglés) y celebrar su coraje y resiliencia.

30 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 107,216 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (160,440) and 2016 (350,549).

IOM Italy

30 Nov 2018 description

**Geneva — **Migration is one of the most polarizing public policy issues of our time. As the subject continues to dominate news cycles and public policy debates, misinformation on migration and migrants has become widespread, making it harder to separate facts from fiction.

30 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa – On 27 and 28 November 2018, the African Union and the European Union held a Technical Workshop on Sustainable Reintegration of Migrants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

As part of the work of the AU-EU-UN Taskforce on the Situation of Migrants in Libya, participants exchanged good practices, identified challenges and lessons learned, and looked at what more can be done to achieve sustainable reintegration of migrants returning to their home countries from various regions.