Photo Stories

Curtain Closes on IOM, KSrelief Project Helping Families Fleeing War-Torn Yemen


A one-year USD 10 million project funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has come to an end. 

Farah, 11-year-old sister of Raghad, who was shot by an ISIL sniper in West Mosul. Raghad died on arrival to Hammam al-Alil field hospital.

A Litany of Horrors from West Mosul


People of West Mosul has suffered serious injuries. But it is not the injuries that shock, but  their stories before reaching safety. 

International Dialogue on Migration in Geneva 2017


The second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2017 will offer a global platform to discuss and analyse migrants’ vulnerabilities and capacities, guide appropriate policy, programmatic and operational responses to address them, and enhance resilience through protection and assistance services. 

Photo: Elham Mohamad Taher / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

IOM Distributes Non-Food Items in Badoush, Iraq


Five trucks and a group of 12 IOM staffers, from the Rapid Assessment Response Team (RART), visited the Badoush settlement to distribute much-needed NFI assistance to the displaced population, which IOM estimates is about 1,530 individuals. IOM is the first NFI partner to assist here.

Photo: Elham Mohamad Taher / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Displaced women seated under tree during a post-distribution monitoring focus group discussion concerning beneficiary satisfaction of received emergency shelter and non-food items (ES/NFI). Photo: Rikka Tupaz / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

IDP Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia


A joint post-distribution monitoring (PDM) of emergency shelter and non-food items distributed by IOM, IRC and UNICEF in Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia was conducted this month. PDM was conducted in seven internaly displaced (IDP) sites within three woredas.

a displaced boy with his family who had just arrived in Hammam Al-Alil transition zone south east of Mosul.

Hammam Al-Alil Transition Zone


Hammam Al-Alil Transition Zone, south east of Mosul city, became a major hub for displaced Iraqis from Mosul as the Iraqi forces pushed deeper into West Mosul. IDPs would be brought here by buses where they went through screening and receiving primary assistance such as health care support, food and water. 

a military vehicle drives down an empty, damaged street in Western Mosul.

West Mosul: Ghost Town


The military crisis may be over in Mosul city, but the humanitarian calamity continues. To help people return, the city needs tremendous humanitarian assistance. Massive destruction meets the eye across West Mosul.

Displaced Somali women and children gather around and pose for the camera.

IOM Distribution of Little Sun Solar Lamps in Ethiopia


In coordination with the Government of Ethiopia’s Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Bureau (DPPB) and through funding from ECHO, IOM provided a dignity kit and Little Sun solar lamp to 1,265 internally displaced women and girls aged 15 – 49 years in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. 

Tenth Global Forum on Migration and Development, Berlin


The Tenth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened in Berlin on 28 June 2017 with the commitment from high level officials to advance global migration governance and leverage the development and economic benefits of migration.