3 May 2018

IOM’s MigApp Wins Global Award

Geneva, 2 May 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is today pleased to announce that its MigApp mobile application has won a CIO 100 Award. The 31st annual award programme recognizes organizations and companies around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). IOM partnered with Kony, [...]

6 April 2018

Micro Gardening Scheme to Help Feed Rohingya Refugees, Bangladeshi Local Communities

Cox’s Bazar, 6 April 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are distributing 50,000 vegetable gardening kits to tackle malnutrition and improve the diet of people affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 700,000 refugees have fled to Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar’s North [...]

16 March 2018

UN launches 2018 appeal for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities: Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

16 March 2018 - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them. Over the months since the outset [...]

5 March 2018

Joint AU – EU – UN Taskforce Assists 16,000 People

Brussels, 5 March 2018 –  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 15,000 migrants to return to their homes from Libya through the voluntary humanitarian returns programme, with the support of the European Union and the active cooperation of the African Union. On its side, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has evacuated over 1,300 refugees [...]

2 March 2018

Statement on the attack against humanitarian workers in northeast Nigeria

Dakar, 2 March 2018 - “UNICEF is shocked by the attack on 1 March in Rann, Borno State, in which three aid workers lost their lives, three were injured and one is reportedly missing. “One of these brave workers who lost their lives, and the nurse who is missing, were on the frontline providing critical [...]

26 January 2018

IOM and UNHCR condemn refugee and migrant drownings off the coast of Yemen

Geneva, 26 January 2018 - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are outraged and saddened at the drownings of at least 30 refugees and migrants off the coast of Aden, Yemen earlier this week. Survivors of the incident have reported to UN and partner staff that an over-crowded boat packed with [...]

19 January 2018

Humanitarian Situation in DR Congo Reaches Breaking Point as Funding Gap Remains Enormous

Kinshasa, 17 January 2018 – The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year due to a massive escalation of conflict and widespread insecurity. Extreme violence has spread to areas typically considered stable, such as the provinces of Kasai and Tanganyika. The situation has been recently [...]

19 December 2017

IOM Launches MigApp on International Migrants Day

Geneva/Manila, 19 December 2017 – The MigApp is IOM’s institutional tool that leverages current technology and the widespread use of mobile telecommunications to bring a secure, objective and user-friendly downloadable app which serves as a one-stop-shop platform where migrants can access current, reliable and practical information and IOM services. Irregular and unsafe migration often is [...]