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IOM DDG Addresses UK Parliamentary Diaspora Group

06-February-2015 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson this week delivered a keynote speech at the UK House of Commons to launch the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration. The event was chaired by AFFORD UK.

IOM and UKCCMC host joint Breakfast Briefing on Climate Change and Migration

December-12-2014 - Climate change and migration are both highly sensitive topics in today’s political landscape. Research into both issues has reshaped our understanding of the relationship between climate change and the movement of people; however policy makers and civil society organisations have yet to build this new insight into their work. 

Migrant Deaths on World Borders, Jan-Nov 2014

IOM’s Head of Migration Research Presents Findings of Migrant Deaths at Sea in London

December-4-2014 - The number of deaths at sea in 2014 continues to rise and has reached unprecedented levels since 2010. Data collection has become a crucial element to understanding the profiles of those who are most at risk. This was the main topic of discussion on Wednesday, December 3rd at the IOM office in London where Frank Laczko, Head of the IOM Migration Research Division, presented the findings of the report “Fatal Journeys: Tracking lives lost during Migration”.

Spotlight On... Climate Change and Migration

"The environment is an aggravating dynamic which contributes to migration push factors but it is only a part of the multiple external factors which cause people to move."

- IOM’s Climate Change and Migration Policy Officer, Dina Ionesco

IOM is working towards increased awareness, understanding and action on the linkages between human mobility and climate. IOM aims to manage environmental migration at each stage of the migration cycle by: minimising forced or unmanaged migration; protecting those that are affected to seek durable solutions; facilitating the role of migration as an adaptation strategy to climate change while advocating for climate change policy to address issues of human mobility. To access IOM research and policy papers on Climate Change and Migration, please visit

A debate exploring solutions for civilians seeking relocation due to climate change.

Alex Randall  Climate Change & Migration Coalition
Jenniffer Dew International Organization for Migration
Recorded at an event organised by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative London