Migrant Deaths Soar as Mediterranean Sees Worst Tragedy in Living Memory

IOM calls for swift action from the European Union following the death of some 700 migrants at sea.

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IOM Director General Willliam Lacy Swing will speak at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 20th and 21st of April 2015.




Responding to New Displacement in Baghdad

IOM distributes life-saving family non-food item (NFI) kits on 16 April to recently internally displaced people (IDPs) in Al A'dwaniya, Mahmudiya District, in the south of Baghdad Governorate, Iraq.

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EU Backs Community Stabilization in CAR

The European Union (EU) announced a 20% increase in the budget of the IOM-implemented “Community Stabilization and Early Recovery for At-Risk Communities in Bangui” project in the Central African Republic.

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Wave of Migrants to Europe is Not an Invasion

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that we're in a period of "unprecedented human disasters."

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IOM Continues Evacuation Flights from Yemen

On 14 April, IOM evacuates 148 Third Country Nationals (TCN) from Sana'a, Yemen to Khartoum, Sudan. This is IOM's second charter flight to evacuate TCNs.

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Who are Your #MigrantHeroes?

Join us in telling their stories to the world through our #MigrantHeroes campaign! In many parts of the world, there is an increasingly negative perception of migrants and their contributions to society. We urgently need to change the lens through which people view migration.

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