Photo Stories

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,

IOM, UNHCR and KSrelief Help Somalis Fleeing Yemen


Through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), IOM and UNHCR aim to contribute to increased access to safe, orderly and humane returns from Yemen to Somalia.

The Sissakou integrated farm set up by IOM Mauritania allows women to strengthen their resilience and empowers them to play a greater role in the economic growth of their communities. Photo: IOM/F.Giordani

Supporting Host Communities and Refugees in Mauritania


IOM’s Community Stabilization projects in Mauritania help protect and increase the agricultural resources of communities by improving the production of diversified and high quality food products, improving livestock production, and strengthening community dialogue to avoid conflicts between host communities and refugees.

Two girls out of 1500 displaced individuals who live in the Herjaleh Collective Shelter in al Kisweh, Syria. Photo: IOM/Batoul Ibrahim 2016

IOM Director General Swing Visits Homs, Syria


During an official visit to Homs, ‪Syria‬, Director General William Lacy Swing commented: "It is inspiring that people have the courage to start their lives again amidst all the devastation that they have suffered and all the devastation around them".

We have gone through 10 grueling days in Fiji, from helping unload 81 tonnes of IOM relief supplies from a Boeing 747 at Nadi airport to finalising essential partner organization agreements in hotel lobbies at midnight. © IOM/Vagi William, 2016

Tu vakaukauwa Viti! (“Stand Strong Fiji!”)


A photo story by Robyn Ormerod, part of the IOM Surge team responding to Cyclone Winston, the strongest ever storm to make landfall in the southern hemisphere.

The campaign, which seeks to bring together Egyptians and migrants, successfully distributed 1,000 coupons in two days. The campaign provided 1,000 coupons to 1,000 individuals – half of them were migrants, and the other half were members of the host community in Egypt.

Promoting Social Cohesion Through a Clickfunding Campaign


“It’s a Match!,” a click-funding campaign promoting social cohesion among migrants and their host communities in Egypt was initiated by IOM Egypt in partnership with award-winning innovators Bassita.

A Syrian family undergoes medical evaluation to measure their height, weight, and blood pressure before proceeding to meet with an IOM physician for a physical examination.

Canadian Resettlement Operation in Jordan


IOM conducted a resettlement operation of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The organization helped in conducting interviews and registration, medical screenings, and transportation of refugees to Canada.

Geneva - refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year are remembered

International Migrants Day 2015


The international community has come together to remember the refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year.

A displaced child in Zhytomyr, Northern Ukraine

Joining Hands


British photographer Ben Robinson visited Zhytomyr with IOM’s team to meet the IDPs and tell the world their story. Here are the results of this project.