IOM Regional News

Netherlands and IOM Launch Global Migration Initiative to Protect People on the Move

Apr 17, 2021

The Hague – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands launched the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions i

IOM, Germany’s Strengthened Partnership Supports Thousands in Ethiopia

Mar 26, 2021

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia faces one of the world’s most complex human mobility environments, with myriad social, economic, political and climatic factors driving the movement of people within and beyond its borders.

Deaths at sea en route to Europe continue despite COVID-19

Mar 26, 2021

Berlin – More than 2,000 people lost their lives at sea attempting to reach Europe in 2020, despite the extensive mobility restrictions imposed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Missing Migrants Project. Another 300 deaths already have been documented thus far in 2021. 

Spanish Cooperation Joins IOM in Latin America Supporting Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela

Feb 19, 2021

Geneva— The International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomes the EUR 5 million contribution made this week by the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID).

IOM Calls for End to Pushbacks and Violence Against Migrants at EU External Borders

Feb 10, 2021

Geneva– The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the European Union (EU) and its Member States to take urgent action to end pushbacks, collective expulsions, and the use of vio

Amid 2020 Pandemic IOM Supported Over 2,500 migrants with Voluntary Return from Greece

Jan 19, 2021

Athens - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported the voluntary return of some 2,565 people from Greece to their home countries in 2020, in coordination with the Greek authorities and respective countries’ diplomatic representatives.   

Reform of migration policy key to recovery: IOM to Portuguese EU Presidency

Jan 15, 2021

Brussels – As 2021 begins with a promising COVID-19 vaccine in sight, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) encourages the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU)

EU Voluntary Relocations from Malta Top 270 People in 2020 amid COVID-19

Dec 22, 2020

Malta – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has supported the voluntary relocation of 270 people from Malta to other EU Member States this year. Almost a quarter of those relocated this year from Malta were women, and 28 were children under the age of 12.