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IOM’s Deputy Director General Laura Thompson, the Director of IOM’s Regional Office for the EU, Norway and Switzerland, Eugenio Ambrosi, and the Regional Response Coordinator, Gianluca Rocco, visited the Accommodation Center of Serres, where construction works are in progress. Ambassador Thomson also met with IOM’s Emergency Operations staff in Thessaloniki and thanked everyone for their work. Photo: IOM

IOM DDG Visits Accommodation Centres in Greece


Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) and Associated States since the start of the EU relocation programme according to IOM, which is implementing the scheme.

KSrelief Supports Training on Counter-trafficking, Migrants Rights


The first in a series of six trainings on counter-trafficking, smuggling, and human rights of migrants, returnees, and refugees. 

Nigeria - A woman and her child pose in front of their house made of cardboard in the Farm Centre Internally Displaced Persons camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Put together using any materials available, the shelter is unable to withstand the rainy season. Like many Internally Displaced Persons living in Maiduguri, this family fled their villages in north-Eastern Nigeria due to attacks from Boko Haram.

Temporary Homes


The ferocity of crises worldwide is forcing a record number of people to flee their homes, seeking some form of safety within their own country or across international borders.

IOM Visits Health Facilities in Kismayo, Somalia


This photo story report documents a monitoring and evaluation mission to Kismayo, Somalia in November 2016, led by Dr. Chiaki Ito, the head of IOM Somalia’s Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and Migration Health Division (MHD).

Somalia: KSrelief Field Visit


This photo story report documents a monitoring and evaluation field visit from Saturday 05 November to Tuesday 08 November 2016, by a delegation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) to IOM and UNHCR project sites in Somalia.

A Syrian refugee family enjoys the meal they have received from one of the soup kitchens in Gaziantep that IOM supports. Photo: IOM / Muse Mohammed

Helping Refugees in Turkey


Turkey is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world with over 2.5 million.

Displaced family in Kharkiv, Ukraine, receiving cash assistance from IOM within a project, funded by Germany. Photos: © IOM / Alexander Rozhenyuk

Cash Assistance to Vulnerable IDPs in Ukraine


In 2016, IOM provided cash assistance to over 6,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 13 regions of Ukraine within the project, funded by the Government of Germany.

Training Somaliland Coastguards at the Forefront of the Yemen Response


With support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian response to help thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen.

A delegation from the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid recently visited Bossaso to learn more about the needs of vulnerable families fleeing the war in Yemen. Photo: IOM / Mary-Sanyu Osire 2016

Supporting Communities to Provide Sustainable Assistance to Returnees


As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, community leaders in Bossaso, Puntland State of Somalia, meet to think of ways on how to provide sustainably livelihood support and access to basic services of Somali returnees, as well as internally displaced people (IDPs) and the affected community.

Between 1 June 2016 to 31 August 2016, IOM provided medical assistance to 47 individuals at the Migration Response Centre in Berbera, Somaliland. (Photo: IOM / Mohamoud Omer Ali 2016)

A Look into IOM, UNHCR and KSrelief’s Support in Somaliland


A one-year USD 10 million project funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), and implemented by IOM and UNHCR,