Press release https://www.iom.int/ en Greta Thunberg and IOM DG António Vitorino Call for Urgent Action to Address Climate Migration  https://www.iom.int/news/greta-thunberg-and-iom-dg-antonio-vitorino-call-urgent-action-address-climate-migration <p paraeid="{28450d03-d1df-4081-a417-00a0caeb81c2}{48}" paraid="1066725712"><strong>Geneva / Stockholm</strong> – The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, and Climate Justice Activist, Greta Thunberg, are calling for immediate action and increased solidarity to tackle the impacts of climate change on human mobility. </p> Friday, January 27, 2023 - 09:13 jojusayan 165056 at https://www.iom.int International Forum on Migration Statistics to Propose Steps to Support Evidence-Based Migration Policies https://www.iom.int/news/international-forum-migration-statistics-propose-steps-support-evidence-based-migration-policies <p><strong>Santiago de Chile</strong> – Although international migration is a priority issue for many countries, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge of the challenges migrants face and the contributions they make to communities of origin, transit and destination. </p> Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 21:43 cdangelo 164871 at https://www.iom.int Missing Migrants in the Caribbean Reached a Record High in 2022 https://www.iom.int/news/missing-migrants-caribbean-reached-record-high-2022 <p><strong>San José</strong> – The International Organization for Migration's (IOM) <a href="https://missingmigrants.iom.int/">Missing Migrants Project</a> documented at least 321 deaths and disappearances of migrants in the Caribbean in 2022 – the highest number recorded since the Project started in 2014, and a drastic leap compared to 180 registered in 2021.</p> <p>Out of the total, 66 were women, 64 men, and 28 boys, girls, and adolescents, while 163 remain unidentified.  </p> Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 18:54 cdangelo 164861 at https://www.iom.int Japan Provides USD 36.3 Million to Support IOM’s Humanitarian Operations https://www.iom.int/news/japan-provides-usd-363-million-support-ioms-humanitarian-operations <p paraeid="{c64adb02-c5ed-4699-9e4d-c8cbe84ed799}{28}" paraid="1348300740"><strong>Tokyo </strong>– The Government of Japan has disbursed USD 36.3 million to support a wide range of operations to be implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2023. With this funding, IOM will help migrants, displaced persons, refugees, returnees, and communities affected by conflicts and crises in 25 countries.   </p> Friday, January 20, 2023 - 10:47 jojusayan 164686 at https://www.iom.int IOM Reiterates Support to the French Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) https://www.iom.int/news/iom-reiterates-support-french-chairmanship-global-forum-migration-and-development-gfmd <p><strong>Geneva</strong>– The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino and Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva, signed an agreement that IOM will provide support to the establishment of a permanent Secretariat of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). </p> Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 00:29 cdangelo 164581 at https://www.iom.int Number of Migrants Who Embarked on the Dangerous Darien Gap Route Nearly Doubled in 2022 https://www.iom.int/news/number-migrants-who-embarked-dangerous-darien-gap-route-nearly-doubled-2022 <p><strong>Geneva –</strong> The number of migrants irregularly crossing into Panama after embarking on the perilous Darien Gap route reached a record in 2022, nearly doubling the figures of the previous year. According to the Panamanian government, nearly 250,000 people crossed into the country compared to some 133,000 in 2021. </p> Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 12:51 jojusayan 164396 at https://www.iom.int Labour Mobility, Climate Change and Partnerships Focus of IOM Recommendations to the Swedish EU Presidency https://www.iom.int/news/labour-mobility-climate-change-and-partnerships-focus-iom-recommendations-swedish-eu-presidency <p align="left"><strong>Brussels </strong>– Given the geopolitical, environmental and technological transformations shaping migration and mobility today, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) believes the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has the opportunity to strengthen partnerships that promote and leverage safe migration and resilience to global shocks, for the benefit of all.</p> Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 17:58 mgoloy 164341 at https://www.iom.int UN Network on Migration Welcomes Brazil’s Return to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration https://www.iom.int/news/un-network-migration-welcomes-brazils-return-global-compact-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration <p><strong>Geneva</strong> - The United Nations Network on Migration welcomes the decision of the government of Brazil to embrace the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).</p> Monday, January 9, 2023 - 20:51 iommiguel 164296 at https://www.iom.int UN Humanitarian Leaders Urge Security Council to Preserve Cross-border Aid Lifeline to North-west Syria https://www.iom.int/news/un-humanitarian-leaders-urge-security-council-preserve-cross-border-aid-lifeline-north-west-syria-0 <p paraeid="{19c640bb-c85e-419a-8fda-0e2869956717}{49}" paraid="332319317"><strong>New York/Geneva/Rome, 2 January 2023 – </strong>United Nations Security Council resolution 2642 – which allows for life-saving humanitarian aid to be delivered to north-west Syria from across the Turkish border – is set to expire in eight days. If the Council fails to extend it, the consequences will be catastrophic for 4.1 million people in non-Government-controlled areas. Most of them are women and children who need assistance just to survive at the peak of winter and amidst a serious cholera outbreak. </p> Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 22:39 cdangelo 164151 at https://www.iom.int IOM Port of Spain's Celebrates Diversity with Global Migration Film Festival https://www.iom.int/news/iom-port-spains-celebrates-diversity-global-migration-film-festival <p>The International Organization for Migration Port of Spain Office (IOM POS) hosted the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) on December 3rd, 2022, in recognition of International Migrants Day, which is celebrated both annually and globally on December 18th.</p> <p>The GMFF is hosted by IOM Offices in various countries from November 28th to December 18th, when it culminates on International Migrants Day. The United Nations General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed the 18th of December International Migrants Day.</p> Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 09:45 jojusayan 164061 at https://www.iom.int