Who we are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in 171 countries.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development.
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Facts and Figures
1.2 migrants/ 1,000 population
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas became a Member State of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the 30th of November, 2004.
Since then, IOM in the Bahamas has implemented several projects in various fields, such as emergency response in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, including the distribution of shelter repair kits and management of shelters, providing essential household items to displaced families, supporting debris removal operations and deploying its Displacement Tracking Matrix to provide accurate information on the needs of the affected population; the establishment of a travel document and fraud detection laboratory in Nassau; and the voluntary return and reintegration of migrants.
For more information on migration trends and IOM activities in the Bahamas, contact the IOM Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean located in San Jose, Costa Rica.