The Media and Communications team provides advice and support on media and communications issues to IOM Headquarters and missions worldwide and is responsible for media relations. Its main written output is the bi-weekly Press Briefing Notes. These are delivered verbally at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva on Tuesday and Friday mornings by a spokesperson. They are simultaneously disseminated online from Manila to media, governments, IOM missions and other subscribers. They are also posted on the IOM website in English, French and Spanish. The team responds to enquiries generated by the press notes, and provides interviews and other follow-up. 

The media team also produces a variety of other public information materials, including online newsletters, manages IOM's Media Library of photos and videos, and is responsible for IOM’s corporate visual identity. It also advises the organization on mass information campaigns and Communications with Communities (CwC). CwC projects use IOM’s Community Response Map to facilitate dialogue between crisis-affected communities, governments and humanitarian responders. 

Headquarters (Geneva/Manila)

  • Paul Dillon
    OIC/Managing Editor

    Tel. +41 22 717 94 31
    Mobile. +41 79 636 98 74
    WhatsApp +62 811 155 2776
    Email: pdillon@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Geneva GMT +1

    Paul Dillon

    OIC/Managing Editor
  • Safa Msehli
    Spokesperson / Crisis Communications and Advocacy Officer

    Mobile: +41794035526
    Email: smsehli@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Geneva GMT+2

    Safa Msehli

    Spokesperson / Crisis Communications and Advocacy Officer
  • Kennedy Okoth
    Communications Officer - Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    Tel: +41 22 717 9702 
    Mobile: +41 78 208 2033
    Email: kokoth@iom.int
    Geneva GMT+2

    Kennedy Okoth

    Communications Officer - Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Marshall Patsanza
    Social Media Officer

    Tel. +41 22 717 9168
    Mobile: +41 79 330 0051
    Email: mpatsanza@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Geneva GMT+2

    Marshall Patsanza

    Social Media Officer

Africa & the Middle East

  • Yvonne Ndege
    Spokesperson and Regional Media and Communications Officer, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa

    Tel: +25 47 97735977
    Email: yndege@iom.int
    Twitter: @YvonneNdege 
    Nairobi GMT +3

    Yvonne Ndege

    Spokesperson and Regional Media and Communications Officer, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa
  • Kenneth Odiwuor
    Regional Communication and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa

    Email: kodiwuor@iom.int
    Tel: +25 44 22 1119
    Mobile: +25 47 22 560 363
    Skype: Kenneth.oduor2
    Nairobi GMT +3

    Kenneth Odiwuor

    Regional Communication and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa
  • Abibo Ngandu
    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa

    Tel: + 27 12 342 2789
    Mobile: +27712451015
    Email: angandu@iom.int
    Skype: akedadon
    Pretoria GMT +2

    Abibo Ngandu

    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Mohammedali Abunajela
    Regional Media and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

    Mobile: +201003004406
    Email: mmabunajela@iom.int
    Cairo GMT +2

    Mohammedali Abunajela

    Regional Media and Public Information Officer, IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

Americas

  • Juliana Quintero
    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for South America

    Email: juquintero@iom.int
    Tel: +54 11 5219 2033
    Mobile:+54 15 3248 8134
    Skype: juquintero
    Buenos Aires GMT -3

    Juliana Quintero

    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for South America
  • Jorge Gallo
    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Central, North America and the Caribbean

    Tel: +506 2212.5352
    Email: jgallo@iom.int
    Skype: gallohoyosz
    San José GMT -6

    Jorge Gallo

    Regional Media and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for Central, North America and the Caribbean
  • Rahma Gamil Soliman
    Migration Officer, Media and Communications; IOM Office to the United Nations

    Tel: +1 (212) 681 7000
    Mobile: +1 (917) 306 3446
    Email: rsoliman@iom.int
    New York GMT -5

    Rahma Gamil Soliman

    Migration Officer, Media and Communications; IOM Office to the United Nations
  • Gema Cortés
    Media and Communications Officer, Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation

    Tel: + 507 6269 4574
    Email: marcortes@iom.int
    Panama (GMT - 5)

    Gema Cortés

    Media and Communications Officer, Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation

Asia & the Pacific

  • Itayi Viriri
    Senior Regional Media and Communications Officer, Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    Mobile: +66 65 939 0934
    Email: iviriri@iom.int 
    Skype: itayi.viriri
    Bangkok GMT +7

    Itayi Viriri

    Senior Regional Media and Communications Officer, Spokesperson, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Europe

  • Ryan Schroeder
    Press and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for the EU in Brussels

    Tel: +32 (0) 2 287 71 16
    Mobile: +32 (0) 492 25 02 34
    Email: rschroeder@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Skype: callingryan
    Brussels GMT +2

    Ryan Schroeder

    Press and Communications Officer, IOM Regional Office for the EU in Brussels
  • Joe Lowry
    Senior Media and Communication Officer, Spokesperson; IOM Regional Office in Vienna

    Tel: +43 1 581 22 22 24
    Mobile: +43 660 377 6404 
    Email: jlowry@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Skype: Joelowry
    Vienna GMT +1

    Joe Lowry

    Senior Media and Communication Officer, Spokesperson; IOM Regional Office in Vienna
  • Flavio Di Giacomo
    Public Relations – Media Focal Point, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean

    Tel: +39 347 089 8996 | +39 06 44 186 207
    Skype: fladig
    Email: fdigiacomo@iom.int or media@iom.int
    Rome GMT +2

    Flavio Di Giacomo

    Public Relations – Media Focal Point, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean