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Extreme Heat and Migration

The impacts of climate change on global temperatures profoundly affect people’s ability to sustain their livelihoods as well as their health; both of these dimensions in turn influence the migration of people. Indeed, increasing heat related to climate change is likely to result in more disruptive events, such as frequent droughts, wildfires, episodes of extreme […]

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Handbook for Teachers

The manual was prepared with the aim to inform the secondary school teachers and students about human trafficking and exploitation. This third edition was updated by IOM taking into account the changes in the legal and institutional frameworks to combat human trafficking in the Republic of Armenia.  The manual incorporates three parts: theory studies that […]

Brief History of IOM

IOM rose from the ashes of World War Two 65 years ago. In the battle-scarred continent of Europe, no government alone could help survivors who wanted no more than an opportunity to resume their lives in freedom and with dignity. The first incarnation of IOM was created to resettle refugees during this post-war period. IOM […]

Migration in the 2030 Agenda

In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the […]

2017 Call for Proposals: Output of Info Session

Documents referring to the Call for Proposals information session held on the 28 of September of 2017. Here you’ll find attached: Application for the Call for Proposals launched under the Regional Development and Protection Programme for North Africa (RDPP NA) – Development Pillar Guidelines for the Call for Proposals launched under the Regional Development and […]

Return to Country of Origin

This is a blog post about returning to country of origin.  Considerable numbers of migrants and refugees in Egypt wish to return home but lack the means to do so. Returning back to the country of origin represents a durable solution for many foreigners who cannot find the financial means to survive and/or don’t have a regular residence […]