24 November 2017

New Study Concludes Europe’s Mediterranean Border Remains ‘World’s Deadliest’

Berlin, 24 November 2017 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), today (24/11) released a new report reviewing the evidence of Four Decades of Cross-Mediterranean Undocumented Migration to Europe and concludes that Europe’s Mediterranean border is “by far the world’s deadliest.”Relying on analysis of IOM estimates from the Missing Migrants Project, the report [...]

13 November 2017

Movies on Migration from Around the World – Countdown to the 2017 Global Migration Film Festival Begins

Geneva, 13 November 2017 – From Guyana to the Philippines, filmmakers from around the globe will showcase their vision at the Global Migration Film Festival. Organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the festival will take place in over 100 countries from 5 to 18 December 2017. The second edition of the annual Festival will [...]

10 November 2017

Hostile Terrain Slows Delivery of Lifesaving Aid to Rohingya Refugees

Cox’s Bazar, 10 November 2017 – Since 25 August, an estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. The total refugee population in the area is now over 826,000. The makeshift sites where the Rohingyas have settled are desperately overcrowded and located on inhospitable, hilly terrain with insufficient drainage [...]

9 November 2017

WHO warns that more people will die if ports in Yemen do not reopen to humanitarian aid

Geneva, 9 November 2017 - For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization’s operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports. “WHO and the other humanitarian agencies need immediate and unhindered humanitarian access to Yemen”, said WHO Executive Director for Emergencies Dr Peter Salama. [...]

3 November 2017

Rohingya Entry Continues in Cox’s Bazar; at Least 2,000 New Arrivals Overnight

Cox’s Bazar, 3 September 2017 - Over the last 48 hours some 4,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar at the Anjumanpara border crossing point. Traumatized, hungry and fearing for their lives, the refugees had camped out in the open in an area of no-man’s land between the two countries. They crossed at low [...]

23 October 2017

UN Migration Agency Delivers Hygiene Kits to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, 23 October 2017 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is distributing hygiene kits to the most vulnerable of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State for the relative safety of the vast refugee settlements that now cover the Cox’s Bazar district of southern Bangladesh. The kits, which [...]

26 September 2017

UN Migration Director General Calls for Continuity, Full Participation in EU Relocation Programme

Brussels, 26 September 2017 – On its final registration day (26/09), IOM, the UN Migration Agency counts nearly 30,000 asylum seekers that the organization has assisted through the European Union’s emergency relocation scheme. Set up two years ago to relocate over 106,000 asylum seekers from the two frontline EU Member States – Greece and Italy [...]

13 September 2017

First UN Migration Recipe Book Launched in Vienna as Part of “Together” Campaign

Vienna, 13 September 2017 - To celebrate the benefits of migration in our daily lives IOM, the UN Migration Agency's Regional Office in Vienna has compiled a cookbook with traditional recipes from across much of Southeast and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The recipe book was launched this week at the Vienna International Centre under [...]

8 August 2017

UN Migration Agency Presents “Granma” at 70th Locarno Film Festival

Rome, 8 August 2017 – The first screening of the film “Granma”, produced in the framework of the ‘Aware Migrants’ information campaign – developed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and financed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior – was held yesterday (7 August) as part of the 70th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. [...]

31 July 2017

It’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. What do we need to do now?

Switzerland, 31. July 2017 - It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn’t. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in [...]