Migrants Must not be Left out of Efforts to End Tuberculosis

March 24, 2016 IOM is marking this year’s World TB Day by highlighting the critical importance of engaging in productive multi-sectoral partnerships to promote the health and well-being of migrants and mobile populations around the world, and help eliminate tuberculosis (TB).

IOM Director General's Message on International Women's Day 2016

March 8, 2016 - On International Women’s Day 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment for the hundreds of millions of women and girls across the globe who have left their homes, whether by force or by choice, and often in search of a better life. Like all migrants, these women and girls demand our attention and must be at the centre of our global development agenda.

The “New Jungle”, a migrant settlement in the port city of Calais, France. August, 2015. ©IOM/Amanda Nero 2015

IOM Calls for Dignified, Orderly Solution to Migrant Situation in Calais

March 4, 2016 - The closure of part of the migrant camp in Calais this week has led to unfortunate violence which puts migrants and refugees at further risk and complicates progress toward a sustainable solution, IOM warned today. IOM views the situation in Calais with concern and urges that immediate measures be taken to protect the most vulnerable migrants and refugees, including women and children in and around the camps, who are at particular risk of being trafficked.

Family Reunion Process Brings Baby Omar Back to Parents After 4-Month Separation

February 24, 2016 - The Family Reunion Travel Assistance Programme has helped reunite a Syrian baby, Omar Al Sharki, with his family at Heathrow Airport after four-months apart on Friday February 19th. The programme is led by the British Red Cross and supported by IOM through a number of services, including travel assistance. IOM staff travelled with Omar from Beirut to London to safely ensure the reunion with his parents.

Growing numbers of child migrants and refugees are dying on route to Europe. Photo: Amanda Nero / IOM

With Increasing Child Deaths at Sea, IOM and UN Partner Agencies Urge Greater Protection for Migrants and Refugees

February 22, 2016 - An average of two children have drowned every day since September 2015 as their families try to cross the eastern Mediterranean, and the number of child deaths is growing, according to IOM, UNHCR, and UNICEF. The agencies are calling for better protection for those escaping conflict and despair.