To help refugees adjust to their new life ICEM provided them with necessary skills though English language and vocational training, and oriented them on the culture of their new countries.
The Hungarian Uprising of 1956, with anti-Soviet student protest that led to Soviet tanks being deployed on the streets of Budapest, sent some 180,000 refugees fleeing into Austria and 20,000 to then Yugoslavia.
In response to the crisis, ICEM together with the host countries, quickly provided the Hungarian refugees with humanitarian aid like food, clothing and shelter.
An IOM team with the Pakistan Navy and a local non-governmental organization delivers 1,000 shelter and non-food item relief kits to families stranded in villages in the western Tando Bago area of Sindh’s flood-stricken Badin district. © IOM 2011 (Photo by: Chris Lom)