Workshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger
Risks, vulnerabilities and needs while embarking on a migration journey are strongly shaped by one’s gender. In 2018 alone, IOM assisted more than 20,000 migrants at its six transit centres in Niger, of whom close to 2,000 are female migrants, coming mostly from Niger (40%), Nigeria (21%), and Cameroon (15%). Read more
One Migrant – One Tree’: Over 100 Migrants Plant Trees on Niger’s Independence Day
Niger’s economy is largely dependent on subsistence agriculture, making it vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions. It is estimated that more than 100,000 hectares of arable land are lost each year in Niger due to desertification. Read more
World’s Premiere Migration Film Festival Call for Films
Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a call for films for the Global Migration Film Festival. The multi-venue festival which takes place annually in over 100 countries in December is the world's premiere cultural event on migration. Read more
International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS)
The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) Read more
Talk to IOM Friend in Pakistan
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IOM Pakistan Celebrate International Women's Day 2019
IOM as an organization has come a long way from the time when women were feared by speaking up or standing their ground on principle
IOM Data Report on Pakistan | 2017 - June 2018
This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018. Read more
IOM in collaboration with downstream partners provide improved access to basic WASH facilities to vulnerable communities of Sindh.
Under-construction shelters in Chitral the most vulnerable communities that lost their homes during last year’s floods are being supported to build back safer by the IOM-led Natural Disasters Consortium.
Resettlement Movement and Operations
Cultural orientations for Canada and Australia continue around the year in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.
IOM’s Health Assessment Centers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Mirpur have been providing health and travel health assessment services to migrants and refugees moving to the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand since 2007.
Shelter support and technical trainings in flood-affected areas equip vulnerable families with the skills required to reconstruct safer shelters integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) components.
Majority of Undocumented Afghan families returning from Pakistan to Afghanistan travel in one or more trucks together with all their household assets.
Female beneficiaries are actively engaged in the process of shelter reconstruction, acquiring knowledge and skills to enhance resilience for the future.
IOM supported populations affected by floods between 2010 and 2012 to build back safer through its Early Recovery Shelter Programme.
Resettlement, Movement and Operations
Pre-consular support services are another key element of a multi-pronged approach to migration management.
Migration Management and Counter-Trafficking
IOM Country Office in Islamabad organized a workshop on Counter Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling under the Australian Government funded project ‘Strengthening Reception Capacity of Immigration Authorities in Pakistan.'
IOM Migration Health
Migration health assessments contribute substantially to addressing the health needs of migrants and refugee, benefiting both hosting and destination communities.
Resettlement Movement and Operations
IOM provides airport assistance to migrants returning from various countries.
Since 2009, IOM’s Humanitarian Communications Unit has worked with humanitarian and government partners to disseminate critical information for displaced persons regarding registration, access to assistance and support for return.
Three years of extreme flooding in southern Pakistan between 2010 and 2012 caused damage and destruction to 3 million homes, affecting 18 million people in 78 districts.
IOM provided shelter repair kits and blankets to families affected by the complex emergency upon their return to Tirrah Valley in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to support recovery and prevent exposure to extreme winter temperatures.
Hand pumps rehabilitated in flood-affected areas are built on raised platforms and closer to communities to reduce distance to water sources.
At the request of the Government of Pakistan, IOM initiated its activities in Pakistan in 1981 to support the influx of Afghan migrants into the country. Pakistan has been a Member State of IOM since 1992, and in October 2000 the Government of Pakistan and IOM signed a Cooperation Agreement.