International Organization for Migration (IOM)


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About International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM), a recent addition to the UN, focuses on issues of migration, including internally displaced people, human trafficking, nomadic groups, refugees, labor migration, and more. They work to meet the growing challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold human dignity and wellbeing of migrants. They are the primary reference point for organizations dealing with migrant groups and focus on issues of security, human rights, research, support, integration, and more to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all groups of migrants.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns


The UN Migration Agency

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway


Founded: 1951
Location (HQ): Switzerland
Scope: Global
Focus area: Refugees

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