IOM Regional News

IOM Provides Over 1,300 Migrants with Emergency Shelter and Assistance on the Canary Islands

Jul 16, 2021

Madrid – As more migrants arrive in the Canary Islands, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided shelter, protection services, medical, legal and other types of assistance to 1,361 migrants on Tenerife.  

IOM Releases Recommendations to the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Jul 02, 2021

Brussels – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has shared its recommendations on migration and mobility with the Slovenian government, which yesterday (01/07) assumed the  Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the second half of 2021 as the world continues to adjust and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Agencies Welcome Relocation of 4,000 Vulnerable Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Greece, Encourage Further Steps Towards Predictable, Systematic European Mechanism

Jun 25, 2021

Athens –  IOM, the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF the UN Children’s Fund welcomed today (24-06) the relocation of 43 asylum seekers on two flights t


Jun 14, 2021

IOM to draw out migration and mobility in European Development Days debates on climate change, urbanization and sustainability

Jun 14, 2021

Brussels – 14 June 2021 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners are scheduled to contribute to debates on urbanization and displacement, sustainability and adaptation, the role of migration and mobility in the changing climate era at this year’s flagship European Union (EU) forum on development, the

IOM Calls for Greater Support for Families of Migrants Missing en Route to Spain

Jun 12, 2021

Berlin – More than 9,100 people are known to have died on irregular migration routes to Spain since 1988, according to records collected by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project and the Andalusian Associatio

IOM at the European Development Days on “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”, 15 – 16 June 2021

Jun 08, 2021

Join IOM at the EDD 2021

On the 15-16 June, IOM co-organizes two events at the European Development Days

IOM Statement on Recent Arrivals in Ceuta, Spain

May 28, 2021

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has followed with concern the unprecedented arrival of an estimated 9,000 migrants in Spain’s Ceuta enclave between Monday and Wednesday (17-19 May).

Despite Positive Efforts, Too Many Migrants Face Challenges Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines

May 18, 2021

Government policies, operational realities and administrative requirements like identification cards and residency permits may be impeding access to national vaccination efforts for some migrants in 53 of the more than 160 countries where the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has collected information on access so far. Irregular and undocumented migrants and those forcibly displaced are at particular risk. 

Searching for Closure: New Study Examines Challenges Facing Families of Missing Migrants in the UK

May 01, 2021

Berlin – When a person goes missing, the existing laws, procedures and inter-state cooperation enable families to make the necessary arrangements and reach closure about the loss of their loved ones.