Facts and Figures (Global)
Migrants helped to voluntarily return home since 1979
1.7 M
Trafficked persons assisted since the mid- 1990s
Countries IOM supported in the prevention and response to COVID-19 in 2020
Countries supported by the IOM development fund

Through the Department of Migration Management, IOM works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.

In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.

In Pakistan, IOM supports migration management by providing a comprehensive response to the needs of migrants, returnees and host communities.