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World Migration Report 2018

Increasing understanding of current and strategic migration issues around the world

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Identification and tracing of dead and missing migrants
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Snapshot of the major migration trends worldwide 2015
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IOM Director General speaks at EU DG Home Conference

29 January 2014 - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing spoke on the panel “Home Affairs: A vision for the future” at the high-level conference on the future of Home Affairs organized and hosted by DG Home in Brussels on 29-20 Jan 2014.  In this audio clip from Euranet Plus, Ambassador Swing asserts that a more balanced view of migration is needed in the current anti-migrant political climate.

Director General Swing's full remarks are available for download  >> HERE

For more information and outcomes from the High-level conference on the future of home affairs, please visit the dedicated page at DG Home's website >> HERE


International Migrants Day: It’s Time to Take Action and Save Lives of Migrants Caught in Crisis


17 December 2013 -  The International Organization for Migration warns today that unless the international community takes decisive action to address the causes of irregular migration, more migrant lives will be lost at the hands of people smugglers and traffickers. Observing International Migrants Day (18 December) the Organization’s Director General, William Lacy Swing noted that 2013 may have been the costliest year on record in terms of lives lost, for migrants seeking to cross international borders clandestinely.   More >>




IOM Director General Calls for Urgent Action to Save the Lives of Migrants Arriving by Sea in Europe

16 October 2013 -  IOM Director General William Lacy Swing today called for urgent action and intensified cooperation in the wake of the latest boat tragedy near the islands of Malta and Lampedusa, where 21 people lost their lives at the weekend. At least other 200 people are still missing. “On the basis of its in-depth understanding of mobility, and its hands-on experience in places of origin, transit and destination, IOM urges the international community to develop a more comprehensive approach to protect migrants and uphold human dignity,” said Mr. Swing.   More >>

Migrant Well-being and Development Take Center Stage at Brussels Launch of the IOM World Migration Report 2013

19 September 2013 - IOM’s new World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-being and Development was presented in Brussels on the 18th of September in cooperation the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU. The Brussels launch event follows the global launch of the report last week in Geneva and drew a diverse audience of representatives from EU Member States and non-EU governments, EU institutions, academia and civil society to hear IOM and Gallup present the main findings of the report.  More >>

ECHO backs emergency aid to vulnerable migrants in Zimbabwe

04 October 2013 – IOM Zimbabwe has received EUR 1 million from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide protection assistance to vulnerable migrants, including asylum seekers arriving in Zimbabwe in mixed migration flows and other mobile populations. The ECHO aid will allow some 6,000 asylum seekers and stranded migrants to receive emergency assistance at the Nyamapanda Temporary Reception Centre.  The funds will also be used for transport assistance to asylum seekers heading to Tongogara Refugee Camp, and for specialized support to unaccompanied minors.  More >>